# Kaplan-Meiers Estimate

MeSH ID: M0491960

DEFINITION: A nonparametric method of compiling LIFE TABLES or survival tables. It combines calculated probabilities of survival and estimates to allow for observations occurring beyond a measurement threshold, which are assumed to occur randomly. Time intervals are defined as ending each time an event occurs and are therefore unequal. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1995)

Terms:

- Kaplan Meiers Estimate [T659725]
- Kaplan Meiers Analysis [T659726]
- Test, Kaplan-Meiers [T659727]
- Product-Limit Methods [T659728]

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Semantic Types:

- Quantitative Concept [T081]