Term: Relative Risk (RR)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-02-23

Definition:

Relative Risk (RR) is the ratio of two risk estimates, as illustrated in the the following example:

      Males Females
    QI present
    a
    b
    QI absent
    c
    d

    The RR for males to females is: (a / a + c) ÷ (b / b + d)

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References 

  • Last JM. A dictionary of epidemiology. 3rd edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1995. 0-0.(View)

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