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date: 20 June 2018

Attributable Rate

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):
Miquel PortaMiquel Porta

Attributable Rate (Syn: causal rate difference) 

The rate of the outcome had everybody in the population been exposed minus the rate of the outcome had everybody in the population remained unexposed. It measures the proportion of the rate in exposed individuals that can be attributed to the exposure.