population attributable risk

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The risk of a specified disease or other outcome of interest in a defined population that can be attributed to an exposure of interest. The term implies a risk, i.e., a probability, but attributable risk is often expressed loosely as a proportion or fraction of the total risk of interest that can be attributed to the exposure of interest.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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