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CURRICULUM IN CARDIOLOGY - STATISTICS
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

The odds ratio: Principles and applications


Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, New Delhi, India

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Aakshi Kalra
Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2395-5414.182992

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The odds ratio (OR) is a simple tool, widely utilized in clinical research. As a simple statistic, it can be hand calculated to determine the odds of a particular event or a disease, and the information provided can be useful for understanding the results of a treatment/intervention. This article discusses the application of OR with examples and shows a simple way of performing the test using an online calculator.


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