[The hazard function].

@article{Coviello2007TheHF,
  title={[The hazard function].},
  author={Enzo Coviello and Guido Miccinesi and Donella Puliti and Eugenio Paci},
  journal={Epidemiologia e prevenzione},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={346-51}
}
In cohort studies the event occurrence is usually described by the incidence rate and the survivor function. In comparison with these estimators the plot of the hazard function has the advantage to show the variations of the occurrence of the event along the period of observation, which often are important to be highlighted. Furthermore, when comparing individuals with different characteristics, the hazard function is a valuable support to check the assumption and to interpret the results of a… CONTINUE READING