Select the Table of survival times tab of the Life Table & Distribution of Survival Times dialog box to access the options described here. Note that a life table of survival times must be used as input into the analysis.

Variables. Click the Variables button to display the standard variable selection dialog box for specifying the variables of the survival table. Specifically, select 3 variables with the following information:

The lower limits for each time interval;

The number of individuals withdrawn alive from each interval;

The number of individuals dying in each interval.

The variables that you select here will be appropriately displayed in the statements below the Variables button.

Number entering first interval. Use the Number entering first interval field (and the accompanying microscrolls) to specify the number of cases entering in the first interval for the life table.