attributable proportion

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attributable proportion

Epidemiology A measure of the public health impact of a causative factor; the proportion of disease in a group exposed to a particular factor attributable to exposure to that factor


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.