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June 10th, 2017, 02:19 AM  #1 
Member Joined: May 2015 From: Australia Posts: 55 Thanks: 6  Relative risk and odds ratio
Hi all, I attached my question as a link below and highlighted the parts that I felt I didn't understand. https://www.dropbox.com/s/99r2uo0xbatbuix/k.png?dl=0 For the first highlighted part, the relative risk is 1.45 and the percentage is 145%. But shouldn't the interpretation say '45% greater risk of outcome' instead? This way, it would be consistent with the interpretations below it. If someone could explain I would greatly appreciate it 
June 10th, 2017, 04:33 AM  #2  
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June 10th, 2017, 04:37 AM  #3 
Member Joined: May 2015 From: Australia Posts: 55 Thanks: 6 
Thanks for replying But i'm still a bit confused. I looked at the attachment again and it clearly says '145% greater risk of outcome' (I'm referring to the first highlighted part). Where does it say 'relative risk" of 1.45 is a 45% greater risk'? 

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