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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

at·tri·but·a·ble risk

the rate of a disease or other outcome in exposed individuals that can be attributed to the exposure.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Dry eye: prevalence and attributable risk factors in a hospital based population.
In the present study, the attributable risks of each child were summed, resulting in scores ranging from zero (no cariogenic feeding practices) to 226 (all cariogenic feeding practices).
Measured as a population attributable risk percentage, we estimate that 28.2% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 23.0%-33.0%) of deaths could be avoided if all HD patients came within guidelines for albumin.
For example, in the Vioxx context, the attributable risk ratio can be calculated by plugging in the increased relative risk of heart attack (5) observed in one of the published studies of subjects taking the drug: (13)
It's important to determine the attributable risk: the difference in risk between patients treated with drugs X and Y, which is 1 out of 100 (1%).
But add up all these attributable risk factors, and you still can't explain who gets breast cancer and who doesn't.
"It could be, though, that even if a risk factor has the same relationship with dementia in both groups, if it is more prevalent in one group, that may somewhat account for this larger population attributable risk."
Noting that reduction of the frequency of diagnostic assessments leads to underestimates of the attributable risk, the study authors submit that deaths from Alzheimer's disease may be six times more common than official statistics indicate.
For babies who got the MMR on schedule, the IRR was 2.5, "corresponding to an attributable risk of about 1 [febrile seizure] in 4,000 doses," Dr.
Two thirds of this variability can be explained by single-nucleotide polymorphisms in a set of 6 genes; the total percent attributable risk estimated for this adverse outcome is 77% (26).
It should be stressed that attributable risk is only valid if causality between the exposure and disease exists.
Attributable risk was defined as the incidence proportion in the exposed group minus the incidence proportion in the UNX group, which was adjusted for differences in the distribution of covariates between groups.