Survival Models and Data Analysis / Edition 1

Survival Models and Data Analysis / Edition 1

by Regina C. Elandt-Johnson, Norman L. Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0471031747

ISBN-13: 9780471031741

Pub. Date: 09/17/1980

Publisher: Wiley

This book describes methods of analyzing survival data and construction of interpretative models. The authors guide the reader in the use of the literature, assist in the choice of appropriate methods, and warn against uncritical use. Emphasis is on the ideas behind the methods and interpretation of results. Numerical examples from diverse fields are worked out in

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This book describes methods of analyzing survival data and construction of interpretative models. The authors guide the reader in the use of the literature, assist in the choice of appropriate methods, and warn against uncritical use. Emphasis is on the ideas behind the methods and interpretation of results. Numerical examples from diverse fields are worked out in considerable detail. Part I introduces the type of data to be analyzed and basic concepts useful in analysis. Part II deals with problems that relate to univariate survival functions. It includes construction of life tables from population (cross sectional) data and experimental follow-up data. Methods are mostly nonparametric, though fitting parametric distributions and comparisons of two or more mortality experiences are discussed. Part III concerns multiple failure data, identifying time and cause of death. This section treats parametric and nonparametric theories of competing causes, and estimation of different kinds of failure distributions. Part IV presents selected, advanced topics, including speculative mathematical models of disease progression and survival. These are intended to suggest some of the ways models may be constructed. Survival Models and Data Analysis is a guide for biostatisticians, statisticians, mathematicians, biologists, biomedical personnel, sociologists, and students. Mathematics are employed when in the interests of clarification and consistency; thus, a knowledge of algebra and introductory calculus is presupposed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471031741
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/17/1980
Series:
Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics Series, #110
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

SURVIVAL MEASUREMENTS AND CONCEPTS.
Survival Data.
Measures of Mortality and Morbidity. Ratios, Proportions, and Means.
Survival Distributions.
MORTALITY EXPERIENCES AND LIFE TABLES.
Life Tables: Fundamentals and Construction.
Complete Mortality Data. Estimation of Survival Function.
Incomplete Mortality Data: Follow-Up Studies.
Fitting Parametric Survival Distributions.
Comparison of Mortality Experiences.
MULTIPLE TYPES OF FAILURE.
Theory of Competing Causes: Probabilistic Approach.
Multiple Decrement Life Tables.
Single Decrement Life Tables Associated with Multiple Decrement Life Tables: Their Interpretation and Meaning.
Estimation and Testing Hypotheses in Competing Risk Analysis.
SOME MORE ADVANCED TOPICS.
Concomitant Variables in Lifetime Distributions Models.
Age of Onset Distributions.
Models of Aging and Chronic Diseases.
Indexes.

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