The competing risk mixture probability distribution function F(x) is defined as follows:

where Fi(x) represents the cumulative failure distributions for the ith risk and k is the number of components (or risks) in the mixture. The Fit Competing Risk Mixture option attempts to identify clusters of observations that are drawn from each of the component distributions, Fi(x). It estimates the parameters of the mixture and the probability that an observation is drawn from any given component.

The Competing Risk Mixture report is structured in a fashion that mirrors the Mixture report. See Mixture. However, the Fit Competing Risk Mixture reports do not show a Density Overlay plot. They show a Distribution Overlay plot instead.