Average attributable fractions: a coherent theory for apportioning excess risk to individual risk factors and subpopulations.

@article{Eide2006AverageAF,
  title={Average attributable fractions: a coherent theory for apportioning excess risk to individual risk factors and subpopulations.},
  author={Geir Egil Eide and Ivar Heuch},
  journal={Biometrical journal. Biometrische Zeitschrift},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={820-37}
}
The attributable fraction in a population and the attributable fraction in exposed are different epidemiologic measures for quantifying the contribution of a risk factor to the risk of disease. While the attributable fraction in a population depends on both the relative risk of disease and the risk of being exposed in the population, the attributable fraction in exposed depends only on the relative risk. Similar relationships apply to the combined attributable fraction in a population and in… CONTINUE READING

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