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ODDS RATIO.

Bible DictionaryAids Glossary
a statistical measure of the likelihood of developing a disease or condition if exposed to a certain factor or pathogen.
Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
A comparison of the presence of a risk factor for disease in a sample of diseased subjects and non diseased controls. The number of people with disease who were exposed to a risk factor (Ie) over those with disease who were not exposed (Io) divided by those without disease who were exposed (Ne) over those without who were not exposed (No). Thus OR=(Ie/Io)/(Ne/No)= Ie No / Io Ne. This measure should be used for case control studies where we retrospectively look at risks in those with and without disease. Also known as exposure odds ratio
Bible DictionaryEpidemiology Terms
A measure of association which quantifies the relationship between an exposure and health outcome from a comparative study; also known as the cross-product ratio.
Bible DictionaryToxicology Dictionary
A statistical calculation in a case-control study involving the ratio of risk of an exposed group to that of an unexposed group. An O/R=2 means that the exposed group has twice the risk of the non-exposed group.

 

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