The use of odds ratio in the large population-based studies: Warning to readers

Di Lorenzo, Luigi and Coco, Valeria and Forte, Francesco and Trinchese, Giovanni Felice and Forte, Alfonso Maria and Pappagallo, Marco (2014) The use of odds ratio in the large population-based studies: Warning to readers. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 4 (1). pp. 90-92. ISSN 2240-4554

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When researchers conduct large prospective studies, they provide results generating statistical analysis; therefore readers need considerable familiarity with descriptive and inferential statistics. If quantitative judgments are based on interpreting odds ratios as though they were relative risks, they are unlikely to be seriously in error. Because of the calculating method, the OR is often less precise than the RR in estimating the strength of an association, and this should definitely be kept in mind by anyone who reads and interprets the results of a large population basedstudy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Statistic analysis, relative risk, odds ratio, risk ratio, multivariate analysis
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 12:00
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 12:00

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