Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Benichou, J. 2006. Attributable Risk. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Attributable risk (AR) was initially introduced by Levin as a measure to quantify the impact of smoking on lung cancer occurrence. Gradually, it has become a widely used measure to assess the consequences of an association between an environmental exposure factor and a disease at the population level.