Definitions for "Relative risk"
The ratio of the rate of the disease (usually incidence or mortality) among those exposed to the rate among those not exposed.
The risk that someone incurs relative to a population standard; e.g., the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease with a diastolic blood pressure of 90 mmHg when compared to a diastolic blood pressure less than 90 mmHg.
The ratio of disease incidence (or mortaility) in an exposed population to that in an unexposed population.
An important component of the ethical review in which the potential for possible harm to the participant is considered. go to glossary index