Unique Skill ID: KS1276Q656GX9HQN6VS1

Odds Ratios (Epidemiology)

An odds ratio (OR) is a statistic that quantifies the strength of the association between two events, A and B. The odds ratio is defined as the ratio of the odds of A in the presence of B and the odds of A in the absence of B, or equivalently, the ratio of the odds of B in the presence of A and the odds of B in the absence of A. Two events are independent if and only if the OR equals 1, i.e., the odds of one event are the same in either the presence or absence of the other event. If the OR is greater than 1, then A and B are associated (correlated) in the sense that, compared to the absence of B, the presence of B raises the odds of A, and symmetrically the presence of A raises the odds of B. Conversely, if the OR is less than 1, then A and B are negatively correlated, and the presence of one event reduces the odds of the other event.

Read Full Description
This Skill is part of Lightcast Open Skills, a library of over 32,000 skills used by schools, communities, and businesses that has become the standard language.
Search for other skills

Odds Ratios (Epidemiology) Job Postings Data

Top Companies Posting

Job Postings Analytics Loading Spinner

Top Job Titles

Job Postings Analytics Loading Spinner

Job Postings Trend

Job Postings Analytics Loading Spinner

Live Job Postings

Job Postings Analytics Loading Spinner

Looking for more data on job postings?