A Method of Analyzing Log-Normally Distributed Survival Data with Incomplete Follow-Up

Manning Feinleib

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Abstract

A method is presented for analyzing survival data with incomplete follow-up when there is reason to suppose that the data have a translated log-normal distribution. The life table method is used to make allowances for those patients lost to observation and for tabulating the resulting survival frequencies. Modified maximum likelihood equations and short-cut procedures are presented for calculating the parameters of the general three parameter log-normal distribution from grouped data as represented by the life table.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)534-545
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the American Statistical Association
Volume55
Issue number291
DOIs
StatePublished - 1960
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Statistics and Probability

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