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Attributable Risk
Related Terms: Incidence

A measure that explains the proportion of disease incidence (or other outcome) that can be attributed to a specific exposure. Attributable risk is calculated by subtracting the risk of disease in the non-exposed group from the risk in the exposed group.


Further Reading
Gordis, L. 2000. Epidemiology, 2nd ed., Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Science.

Last, J. 1983. A Dictionary of Epidemiology, New York, NY: Oxford Medical Publications.