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.


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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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