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Term Relative risk
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Definition Relative risk  
Relative risk  (RR)  - The proportion of diseased people amongst those exposed to the relevant risk factor divided by the proportion of diseased people amongst those not exposed to the risk factor.
References 1. Dictionary of (Ecological) Epidemiology. The University of Cambridge, 1997-2006 ( http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/3468/gloss96.html#ecological ). 

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should be used in those cohort studies where those with and without disease are followed to observe which individuals become diseased.

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