Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

1993, Volume 55, Series A, Pt. 1, 104-119

ON TESTS FOR INDEPENDENCE IN THE PRESENCE OF COMPETING RISKS

By

ISHA BAGAI, Punjab University

 

SUMMARY. The assumption of independence of competing risks is questionable in most practical situations. However, it is not possible to test cor independence under the nonparametric set up (cox, 1962; Tsiatis, 1975). here, we assume certain bivariate and trivariate parametric forms for the risks of interest and propose tests for independence of the risks when the available information consists of the times to death and the causes of death.

AMS (1985) subject classification. 62F03, 62N05

Key words and phrases. competing risks, dependent, tests for independence

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