Accession Number:

ADA089713

Title:

Tests for Monotone Mean Residual Life Using Randomly Censored Data.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The means residual life mrl function epsilon sub Fx gives the expected remaining life of a patient at age x, where the underlying failure distribution is F. Reliabilists and biometricians have found it useful to categorize failure distributions by monotonicity properties of the mrl. In particular F is said to be a decreasing mean residual life dmrl distribution if epsilon sub F0 is finite and for all 0 less than or t, epsilon sub Fs less than or epsilon sub Ft. If the preceding inequality is reversed, F is said to be an increasing mean residual life imrl distribution.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE