Censorship in survival-time (time-to-event, failure-time) studies refers to incomplete data.


Examples of incomplete data are:

...in these situations the lack of completeness of data exists at the end of the study, a situation more strictly known as right censorship. Censorship in StatsDirect is used to mean right censorship.


Coding for censorship in StatsDirect is:


If there are problems with your data at the start of a study (e.g. start time not recorded properly) then the data are left censored. Left censored data are best avoided or dealt with by specialist Statisticians.