Nelson-Aalen and Kaplan-Meier Estimators in Competing Risks

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In this paper, stochastic processes developed by Aalen [1] [2] are adapted to the Nelson-Aalen and Kaplan-Meier [3] estimators in a context of competing risks. We focus only on the probability distributions of complete downtime individuals whose causes are known and which bring us to consider a partition of individuals into sub-groups for each cause. We then study the asymptotic properties of nonparametric estimators obtained.

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Njamen-Njomen, D. and Ngatchou-Wandji, J. (2014) Nelson-Aalen and Kaplan-Meier Estimators in Competing Risks. Applied Mathematics, 5, 765-776. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.54073.

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