attributable risk

Definitions

Medical

  • noun a measure of the excess risk of disease due to exposure to a particular risk. The excess risk of bacteriuria in oral contraceptive users attributable to the use of oral contraceptives is 1,566 per 100,000.
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Health Economics

  • synonymaetiological fraction
    (written as Attributable Risk)
  • synonymAetiological Fraction
  • The proportion of an outcome that can be attributed to a particular risk factor.
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