Converting an odds ratio to a range of plausible relative risks for better communication of research findings

Grant, Robert (2014) Converting an odds ratio to a range of plausible relative risks for better communication of research findings. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 348, f7450. ISSN (print) 0959-8138

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Abstract

Odds ratios are a necessary evil in medical research; although used as a measure of effect size from logistic regressions and case-control studies, they are poorly understood. This paper provides practical advice for authors and readers on converting odds ratios to relative risks.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Epidemiology and public health
Nursing and midwifery
Other hospital based clinical subjects
Primary care and other community based clinical subjects
Statistics and operational research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Depositing User: Robert Grant
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 16:22
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 13:28
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/27840

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