PROPHET StatGuide: Life tables

For grouped survival data, life tables calculate estimates of time to failure distributions, such as the survival function, the probability density function, and the hazard function.



To properly analyze and interpret results of life tables, 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 life tables 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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