Life Table Techniques and Their Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125139304, 9781483288888

Life Table Techniques and Their Applications

1st Edition

Editors: H. H. Winsborough
Authors: Krishnan Namboodiri C. Suchindran
eBook ISBN: 9781483288888
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th May 1987
Page Count: 275
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Table of Contents


Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction

1 The Anatomy of a Mortality Table

2 Types of Life Tables

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 2 Mechanics of Life Table Construction

1 The Complete Life Table

2 Abridged Life Tables

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 3 The Mathematical Basis of the Life Table

1 Mortality Patterns

2 The Abridged Life Table

3 Some Mathematical Relationships Among the Life Table Functions

4 The Life Table from the Perspective of Markov Processes

5 Heterogeneity in Mortality Experiences of Individuals

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 4 Life Tables Based on Survey or Observational Data

1 Nature of Data

2 Mechanics

3 Different Ways of Handling Censoring Times

4 The Reduced Sample Method

5 Product-Limit Estimate of the Survival Function

6 An Example of Life Table Construction with Grouped Data

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 5 Statistical Comparison of Life Tables

1 Some Data Features

2 Two-Sample Tests

3 k-Sample Tests

4 Post-Stratification

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 6 Multiple-Decrement Life Tables I

1 Computation of Cause-of-Death Life Tables

2 Cause Elimination

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 7 Multiple-Decrement Life Tables II: Analysis of Follow-up Data

1 Ungrouped Data: An Example

2 Grouped Data

3 Cumulative Probability of Failure

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 8 Multiple-Decrement Life Tables III: General Theory

1 Some Basic Notions

2 Expected Proportion of Deaths from a Given Cause

3 The Distribution of Age at Death

4 The Probability of Eventually Dying from Cause Cα, at an Age ≥ x

5 The Effect of a Particular Cause of Death on Mortality Pattern

6 Follow-Up Studies

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 9 Multistate Life Tables

1 Theory

2 Applications

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 10 Survival Distributions

1 Basic Concepts of Survival Time Distributions

2 Some Survival Distributions

3 Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Likelihood Ratio Tests

4 Censoring

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 11 Exponential, Piece wise Exponential, and General Linear Models

1 Sampling from the Exponential Distribution

2 Piecewise Exponential

3 Application of the General Linear Model Approach

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 12 Proportional Hazards and Related Models

1 Basic Ideas

2 Estimation and Testing Hypotheses

3 Estimation of the Survival Function

4 Data Analysis Using the Proportional Hazards Model

Problems and Complements

Bibliographic Notes

Chapter 13 Parametric Regression

1 Exponential Distribution

2 Maximum Likelihood Methods

3 Weibull Regression Models

4 Log-Normal Regression Models

5 Log-Logistic Regression Models

6 Other Fully Parameterized Regression Models

7 A General Approach

8 Model Life Tables

Bibliographic Notes

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Description

This is the first volume to present a comprehensive treatment of the theory and application of life table techniques. The emphasis is placed on applications, and the theory is presented in such a way that individuals with minimal knowledge of calculus and matrix algebra can follow the argument.


Details

No. of pages:
275
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1987
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483288888

About the Editors

H. H. Winsborough Editor

About the Authors

Krishnan Namboodiri Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Ohio State University, Columbus, U.S.A.

C. Suchindran Author

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill