Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to odds: Odds ratio


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 ?
For the PGA Championship later this summer, Woods and Johnson are both tied with 9/1 odds. McIlroy and Justin Thomas are right behind them at 12/1.
As teams impress and disappoint during the season, bookmakers adjust the odds accordingly.
Odds: 100-1 LOUISE REDKNAPP Former Eternal singer, 41, partnered with Kevin Clifton, 33.
Mario Gomez is clear favourite to score the first goal of the match at odds of 4/1.
Past winners of the odd day contest have written poems called "Odd Odes," and one retirement home in the Midwest celebrates every Odd Day by having dessert before dinner.
NORTHAMPTON Director of rugby: Jim Mallinder Captain: Dylan Hartley Heineken best: Winners in 2000 Key signing: Tom Wood Player to watch: Phil Dowson Odds: 12/1 Prediction: 1 Blues, 2 Northampton, 3 Castres, 4 Edinburgh POOL TWO
Young women with reproductive health claims were also more likely than other Medicaid enrollees to be referred to the juvenile justice system for any criminal offense (odds ratio, 2.9), for a violent offense (3.1) or for theft (2A-).
MICHELLE Odds 6-1 Black-eyed bunny boiler has survived for another week of stalking her chicken Stuart but her foul-mouth tantrum after being nominated may cost her dear.SHELL Odds 13-2 The sickly sweet Scot is on a downward spiral after emerging as one of the most boring residents.
In the post-match press conference Sir Alex Ferguson was told of the Ladbrokes odds and was asked what he thought about the price on offer.
Has won in Spain, Japan, Australia, America, Germany, England and Scotland (Odds 14-1).
They are one of six teams with 100/1 or worse World Series odds. 
That's the same odds bookies were offering on Chelsea to be crowned Premier League champions at the start of the season.