Kaplan-Meier, marginal or conditional probability curves in summarizing competing risks failure time data?

Stat Med. 1993 Apr 30;12(8):737-51. doi: 10.1002/sim.4780120803.


In the context of competing risks the Kaplan-Meier estimator is often unsuitable for summarizing failure time data. We discuss some alternative descriptive methods including marginal probability and conditional probability estimators. Two-sample test statistics are also presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / mortality
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation / statistics & numerical data*
  • Cause of Death
  • Data Display
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Graft vs Host Disease / mortality
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Leukemia / mortality
  • Leukemia / surgery*
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / mortality
  • Probability
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Risk Factors
  • Survival Rate
  • Treatment Failure