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Odds Ratio

"Odds Ratio" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Odds Ratio" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Odds Ratio" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 5280 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 405 publications in 2016
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