on July 25, 2011 by in Statistical Methods, Comments (0)

Survival Analysis for Public Health

Author: Dr. Richard Emsley, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Manchester

Survival analysis encompasses a variety of methods for analysing the timing of events. The variable (we are interested in) is the time from a well-defined start point to the occurrence of a particular event or endpoint.  The most typical being death.  However, survival analysis can be used in many kinds of scenarios that have a defined start point: e.g., in social sciences  it is used to analyse events such as birth of children, divorce and marriage.

This video provides an introduction to survival analysis for public health intelligence analysts by Dr. Richard Emsley.  He covers two main topics: survival analysis and the definitions of survival rates.  The exercises that Richard covers will be added into the e-Lab.

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