(redirected from given odds)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.


The ratio of probability of occurrence to nonoccurrence of an event.
[pl. of odd, fr. M.E. odde, fr. O.Norse oddi, odd number]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


In statistics, the probability that an event may appear or occur. This probability is estimated from known rates of occurrence of the event in a specific setting, e.g., from the known number of patients with a particular disease on a particular island. In practice most patients do not live on islands, and many have diseases whose presentation varies from the norm. The use of odds in health care always implies some degree of probability rather than of proof.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

Patient discussion about odds

Q. I have weak pelvic muscles.. Ive not had any children or anything like that. And im only 20. Isnt it abit odd It dont help one little bit when you have bladder problems(and struggle to control the flow)

A. Thank you for the answer Lucy, however i forgot to mention i have actually been doing P

More discussions about odds
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Nigel Ireland, 25, was given odds of 25-1 by William Hill against taking a day off work.
Despite Town's tough opening, David Wagner's men have been given odds of 13/10 by SkyBet to beat the south Wales side, while a Cardiff victory is available at 12/5.
The bookmakers have given odds of 1/2 that Parklife will be the rap group's most successful song yet.
He was given odds of 50-1 which means he could win pounds 1,530 if Henman, who stuttered to victory in the first round yesterday, holds aloft the silver Wimbledon trophy and David Beckham and co triumph in Portugal.
The 21-year-old was given odds of just two per cent of survival and told to say her farewells after her first liver transplant failed.
That means bookmakers pay nothing to use racing for betting purposes, punters are given odds that reflect this, and racecourses charge nothing for entry!
Davie Brown was given odds of 500-1 on pal Barclay Howard playing all four rounds of the championship.
Ante Rebic Croatian winger Ante Rebic has been given odds of 10/1 to sign for Town this summer by SkyBet.
But Paddy Power has given odds of 11-4 to be next carrier to collapse.
She was odds- on favourite at 4/9, while Jon was given odds of 13/8.
"The bookies would probably have given odds of 1,000-1 on us finishing where we have."
Although they've been given odds by the bookies, the darling duo have decided not to release a Christmas single