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a danger or hazard; the probability of suffering harm.
attributable risk the amount or proportion of incidence of disease or death (or risk of disease or death) in individuals exposed to a specific risk factor that can be attributed to exposure to that factor; the difference in the risk for unexposed versus exposed individuals.
empiric risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family based solely on experience rather than on knowledge of the causative mechanism. See also genetic risk.
genetic risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family, based on knowledge of its genetic pattern of transmission. See also empiric risk.
relative risk for a disease, death, or other outcome, the ratio of the incidence rate among individuals with a given risk factor to the incidence rate among those without it.

at·tri·but·a·ble risk

the rate of a disease or other outcome in exposed individuals that can be attributed to the exposure.

attributable risk

Epidemiology Any factor which ↑ the risk of suffering a particular condition. See Relative risk, Risk factor. Cf Nonattributable risk Statistics The rate of a disorder in exposed subjects that is attributable to the exposure derived from subtracting the rate–incidence or mortality of the disorder of a nonexposed population from the rate in an exposed population.


emanating from or pertaining to attribute.

attributable proportion
see attributable risk (below).
attributable risk
a measure of the proportion of the total risk which can be attributed to the risk factor which is under consideration. Called also attributable proportion.
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The concepts of relative risk and attributable risk ratio are indispensable for an attorney who accepts a client's risk factors as a beneficial aspect of a pharmaceutical case and actively pursues the issue at trial.
Because initial and smaller reports tend to overstate effects (33), we used the confirmatory report (or a subsequent metaanalysis, when available) to record each association's percent attributable risk for its adverse outcome (Table 1).
Estimating the potential impacts of intervention from observational data: methods for estimating causal attributable risk in a cross-sectional analysis of depressive symptoms in Latin America.
Number and rate of first-time hospitalizations, rate ratios, and attributable risk for sequelae for those with and without history of enteric infection, Western Australia, Australia, January 1, 1985-December 31, 2000 * First-time hospitalizations With history No history Type of sequelae No.
This is how they arrived at their Figure 4, which presents hypothetical lifetime attributable risk of death from lung or colon cancer per million patients exposed to 10 mGy of x-rays from a CT scan.
The researchers used a mathematical formula known as population attributable risk (PAR) to define the proportion of disease that would disappear if exposure to a specific risk factor were eliminated.
10) Formula 1a (8) PAF = Attributable risk * Risk factor exposure prevalence/Total asthma prevalence = [a/(a + b)-c/(c + d)] * (a + b)/(a + b + c + d)/ (a + c)/(a + b + c + d) = [a/(a + b)--c/(c + d)] * (a + b)/(a + c) Formula 1b (9) PAF = (Relative risk-1/Relative risk) * Proportion of cases exposed to risk factor = {[a/(a + b)]/[c/(c + d)] - 1}/[a/(a + b)]/[c/(c + d)] * a/(a + c) = {[a/(a + b)]/[c/(c + d)] - [c/(c + d)]/[c/(c + d)]}/[a/(a + b)]/ c/(c + d)] * a/(a + c) = [a/(a + b) - c/(c + d)]/[a/(a + b)] * a/(a + c) = [a/(a + b) - c/(c + d)] * (a + b)/(a + c) Therefore, formulae 1a and 1b are algebraically equivalent.
In this risk assessment, attributable risk estimates obtained from EAC and FCZ models appear conservative.
1) The attributable risk a ctually increases with age, showing that elevated cholesterol has a larger effect on development of CHD as one gets older (Figure) (12,13) Rubin et al (8) reported similar findings in the Kaiser Permanente Coronary Heart Disease in the Elderly Study.
Calculating population attributable risk - the fraction of subarachnoid hemorrhages that can be attributed to a particular trigger factor - the researchers identified the eight factors and their contribution to the risk as:
In order to consider maternal overweight an attributable risk factor for childhood overweight, a causal link between the two needs to be established.