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Interval-censored (IC) failure time data often occur in follow-up studies where subjects can only be followed periodically and the failure time can only be known to lie in an interval. In this paper we propose a modified log-rank test for the problem of comparing two or more IC samples. Our log-rank statistic and covariance matrix are calculated by a(More)
The self-consistent estimator is commonly used for estimating a survival function with interval-censored data. Recent studies on interval censoring have focused on case 2 interval censoring, which does not involve exact observations, and double censoring, which involves only exact, right-censored or left-censored observations. In this paper, we consider an(More)
We consider the case 1 interval censorship model in which the survival time has an arbitrary distribution function F 0 and the inspection time has a discrete distribution function G. In such a model one is only able to observe the inspection time and whether the value of the survival time lies before or after the inspection time. We prove the strong(More)
As reported by Kalbfleisch and Prentice (1980), the generalized Wilcoxon test fails to detect a difference between the lifetime distributions of the male and female mice died from Thymic Leukemia. This failure is a result of the test's inability to detect a distributional difference when a location shift and a scale change exist simultaneously. In this(More)
One of the goals of the Human Genome Project is to produce libraries of largely contiguous, ordered sets of molecular clones for use in sequencing and gene mapping projects. This is planned to be done for human and many model organisms. Theory and practice have shown that long-range contiguity and the degree to which the entire genome is covered by ordered(More)
Dinse (Biometrics, 38:417-431, 1982) provides a special type of right-censored and masked competing risks data and proposes a non-parametric maximum likelihood estimator (NPMLE) and a pseudo MLE of the joint distribution function [Formula: see text] with such data. However, their asymptotic properties have not been studied so far. Under the extention of(More)