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date: 20 September 2019

absolute risk 

A Dictionary of Public Health

Miquel Porta

, John M. LastJohn M. Last

The probability that a specified event will occur in a specified population, in contrast to the *relative risk of the event, which compares absolute risks in different populations. The probability of an event (usually adverse, sometimes beneficial) in a closed population over a specified time interval. The number of events in a group divided by the total number of subjects in that group; this usage presumes the population is a ... ...

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