Tests and confidence sets for comparing two mean residual life functions

R. L. Berger, D. D. Boos, F. M. Guess

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The mean residual life function of a population gives an intuitive and interesting perspective on the aging process. Here we present new nonparametric methods for comparing mean residual life functions based on two independent samples. These methods have the flexibility to handle crossings of the functions and result in a new type of confidence set. We also discuss similar methods for comparison of median residual life functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-115
Number of pages13
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics


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