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Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data$
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Steve Selvin

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195172805

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.001.0001

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Life Table Analysis: An Introduction

Life Table Analysis: An Introduction

Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Steve Selvin

Oxford University Press

A life table is a systematic description of mortality experience. A cohort life table is constructed from the mortality of individuals followed from birth of the first to the death of the last member of a group. This chapter discusses the construction of a life table, life table survival function, life table hazard function, and competing risks.

Keywords:   life tables, mortality, survival function, hazard function, competing risks

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