Reporting of attributable and relative risks, 1966–97

  title={Reporting of attributable and relative risks, 1966–97},
  author={T. Nakayama and M. M. Zaman and Heizo Tanaka},
  journal={The Lancet},
Evidence-based medicine has excited health-care professionals. It applies to clinical and public-health settings, which need different problem analyses. The goal of public health is to decrease or prevent diseases in the population. Relative risks (RR) and odds ratios (OR) estimate the strength of association between diseases and risk factors; whereas attributable risk (AR) estimates the amount of disease attributable to a certain factor. A risk factor may be strongly related to a disease, but… Expand

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