College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences (MS)
Mathematics & Statistics
Dr. Pali Sen
Dr. Donna L. Mohr
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of many viruses transmitted through the blood or body fluids. This paper concentrates on a mathematical study of the survival rate of HBV. Using data which includes the survival time for individuals who were diagnosed as being affected by HBV and those who died from HBV, we fit non-linear models to study the survival time for people affected by the virus. Survival probabilities suggest an exponential curve for the survival time. We also consider a pure death process which is a stochastic model for the survival time of the individuals affected. Our results show that individuals who have been diagnosed as having HBV have an estimated life expectancy of approximately 625 days.
Houck, James Abraham III, "A Study of the Survival Rate of the Hepatitis B Virus" (1991). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 106.