Title

What’s the Risk: Differentiating Risk Ratios, Odds Ratios, and Hazard Ratios?

Division

North Florida

Hospital

Osceola

Document Type

Review Article

Publication Date

8-26-2020

Keywords

hazard ratio, risk ratio, odds ratio

Disciplines

Clinical Epidemiology | Medical Education | Public Health

Abstract

Risk ratios, odds ratios, and hazard ratios are three common, but often misused, statistical measures in clinical research. In this paper, the authors dissect what each of these terms define, and provide examples from the medical literature to illustrate each of these statistical measures. Finally, the correct and incorrect methods to use these measures are summarized.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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