The LIFETEST Procedure

TIME Statement

TIME variable <*censor(list)> ;

The TIME statement is required. It is used to indicate the failure time variable, where variable is the name of the failure time variable that can be optionally followed by an asterisk, the name of the censoring variable, and a parenthetical list of values that correspond to right censoring. The censoring values should be numeric, nonmissing values. For example, the statement

time T*Flag(1,2);

identifies the variable T as containing the observed failure times (event or censored). If the variable Flag has the value 1 or 2, the corresponding value of T is a right-censored value.