Abstract : We consider a failure hazard function, conditional on a time-independent covariate , given by . The baseline hazard function and the relative risk both belong to parametric families with . The covariate has an unknown density and is measured with an error through an additive error model where is a random variable, independent from , with known density . We observe a -sample , = 1, ..., , where is the minimum between the failure time and the censoring time, and is the censoring indicator. Using least square criterion and deconvolution methods, we propose a consistent estimator of using the observations , = 1, ..., .
We give an upper bound for its risk which depends on the smoothness properties of and as a function of , and we derive sufficient conditions for the -consistency. We give detailed examples considering various type of relative risks and various types of error density . In particular, in the Cox model and in the excess risk model, the estimator of is -consistent and asymptotically Gaussian regardless of the form of .