## The Annals of Statistics

### The Strong Law under Random Censorship

#### Abstract

Let $X_1, X_2, \ldots$ be a sequence of i.i.d. random variables with d.f. $F$. We observe $Z_i = \min(X_i,Y_i)$ and $\delta_i = 1_{\{X_i \leq Y_i\}}$, where $Y_1, Y_2, \ldots$ is a sequence of i.i.d. censoring random variables. Denote by $\hat{F}_n$ the Kaplan-Meier estimator of $F$. We show that for any $F$-integrable function $\varphi, \int\varphi d\hat{F}_n$ converges almost surely and in the mean. The result may be applied to yield consistency of many estimators under random censorship.

#### Article information

Source
Ann. Statist., Volume 21, Number 3 (1993), 1591-1607.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 12 April 2007

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aos/1176349273

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aos/1176349273

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1241280

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0785.60020

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