Definition of survival curve in English:

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survival curve


A graph showing the proportion of a population living after a given age, or at a given time after contracting a serious disease or receiving a radiation dose.
Example sentences
  • Figure 5 presents a survival curve for relapse to cocaine use.
  • He argues that patients should be allowed time to try alternatives or to prove themselves ‘good’ outliers on the survival curve before being rushed into chemotherapy.
  • Survival was measured according to the Kaplan-Meier survival curve, and significance was evaluated by the log-rank test.

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