PROPHET StatGuide: Kaplan-Meier plot

Kaplan-Meier plots display estimates of the survival function for survival data recorded for individuals.

The Kaplan-Meier estimate is also known as the product-limit estimate.



To properly analyze and interpret results of Kaplan-Meier plots, you should be familiar with the following terms and concepts: If you are not familiar with these terms and concepts, you are advised to consult with a statistician. Failure to understand and properly apply Kaplan-Meier plots may result in drawing erroneous conclusions from your data. Additionally, you may want to consult the following references:

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Last modified: February 20, 1997

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