Comparison of risk estimates for selected diseases and causes of death.

@article{Merrill1999ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of risk estimates for selected diseases and causes of death.},
  author={Ray M Merrill and Larry G. Kessler and J M Udler and G C Rasband and Eric J. Feuer},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={179-93}
}
BACKGROUND Lifetime risk estimates of disease are limited by long-term data extrapolations and are less relevant to individuals who have already lived a period of time without the disease, but are approaching the age at which the disease risk becomes common. In contrast, short-term age-conditional risk estimates, such as the risk of developing a disease in the next 10 years among those alive and free of the disease at a given age, are less restricted by long-term extrapolation of current rates… CONTINUE READING