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Measures of Excess Risk

Thomas D. Koepsell and Noel S. Weiss

in Epidemiologic Methods

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195150780
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865161 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150780.003.0009
 Measures of Excess Risk

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This chapter focuses on associations, describing several quantitative measures of excess risk that can be calculated from epidemiologic data. Estimating the relative risk when incidence rates cannot be calculated and estimating excess risk from results of case-control studies are discussed. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: epidemiology; epidemiological research; disease risk; disease incidence; relative risk

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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