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Term: Hazard Ratio

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-10-04


"An estimate of the ratio of the hazard rate in the treated versus the control group" (Spruance et al. 2004); usually the result of a survival analysis. The hazard rate is the instantaneous risk associated with the variable under study, under the condition that the event has not yet happened.

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