Attributable risk (AR)

Summary of Attributable risk (AR)
Attributable risk is a calculation used to determine how much of disease can be contributed to a certain exposure or risk factor. It is calculated by taking the difference between incidence of disease due to a risk factor and incidence of disease in the face of no risk factors. Attributable risk is a crucial value in clinical practice and public health because it elucidates the benefits of removing a risk factor. 

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(Attributable/Relative/Absolute) risk is defined as the incidence of disease in an exposed group of individuals that could be decreased if the exposure was eliminated.

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A 20-year research study was performed at multiple academic medical centers regarding atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease. The study aimed to evaluate the impact of diet, exercise, and hypertension in cardiovascular disease. A total of 6,000 patients were enrolled in the study. After enrollment, the subjects agreed to follow-up interviews and physical examinations every 2 years. One outcome studied was the occurrence of myocardial infarction related to untreated hypertension. The data are gathered for statistical analysis and presented below. Which of the following best represents the attributable risk for developing a myocardial infarction with untreated hypertension?

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