Relative Risk for Diseases: Formula & Calculation


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

What is the definition of relative risk?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access
Use the provided material to answer questions 1-3.

You are a scientist who wants to know how smoking affects the risk of developing breast cancer. You determine the following risks for developing breast cancer:

Smokers: 0.21

Non-smokers: 0.12

1. What is the primary group of interest in this example?

2. What is the comparison group in this example?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account