population attributable risk


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population attributable risk

The proportion of cases of a disease that result from exposure to a specific risk factor.
See also: risk
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Collectively, these nine risk factors accounted for 90 per cent of the population attributable risk (PAR) in men and 94 per cent in women.
The population attributable risk percentage (PAR%) for LBW resulting from ART was calculated for each 2-year period.
In a cohort of Colombian women, the population attributable risk was 50% (Dennis et al.
In total, lack of adherence to this low-risk pattern was associated with a population attributable risk of 60% of all deaths, 64% of deaths from coronary heart disease, 61% from cardiovascular diseases and 60% from cancer.
Just as absolute and relative risk help quantify an individual's susceptibility to disease, the population attributable risk helps gauge the level of risk to a community.
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