Attributable Risk - Uses


Population attributable fraction guides policymakers in planning public health interventions. Population attributable fraction (PAF), population attributable risk proportion, and population attributable risk percent are all the same as PAR.

As a hypothetical example, if all the radon in a community were removed, and everything else were left unchanged, the number of lung cancer cases would decrease. This decrease is the population attributable risk for lung cancer from radon.

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