## Can you use odds ratio in cross sectional study?

Yes, the odds ratio is commonly used in cross-sectional studies. As with all such measures of effect size, a confidence interval should also be reported.

## Can I use relative risk in cross sectional study?

Relative risk can’t be applied for cross sectional study.

**How do you calculate prevalence odds ratio in cross sectional study?**

Recall that, under steady conditions, the prevalence of disease is influenced both by incidence and duration of disease (or survival with disease). Example: P1= a/a+b= 50/250 = 20.0% prevalence of CHD among people who are not active. P0= c/c+d = 50/750 = 6.7% prevalence of CHD among people who are active.

**When should you use odds ratio?**

When is it used? Odds ratios are used to compare the relative odds of the occurrence of the outcome of interest (e.g. disease or disorder), given exposure to the variable of interest (e.g. health characteristic, aspect of medical history).

### What studies use odds ratio?

The odds ratio is the “measure of association” for a case-control study. It quantifies the relationship between an exposure (such as eating a food or attending an event) and a disease in a case-control study.

### How do I calculate odds ratio?

Odds and odds ratio The odds ratio is calculated by dividing the odds of the first group by the odds in the second group. In the case of the worked example, it is the ratio of the odds of lung cancer in smokers divided by the odds of lung cancer in non-smokers: (647/622)/(2/27)=14.04.

**What is an odds ratio in statistics?**

An odds ratio (OR) is a measure of association between an exposure and an outcome. The OR represents the odds that an outcome will occur given a particular exposure, compared to the odds of the outcome occurring in the absence of that exposure.

**What is the difference between odd ratio and relative risk?**

The basic difference is that the odds ratio is a ratio of two odds (yep, it’s that obvious) whereas the relative risk is a ratio of two probabilities. (The relative risk is also called the risk ratio).

#### Why do we use odds ratio?

The odds ratio tells us how much higher the odds of exposure are among case-patients than among controls. An odds ratio of • 1.0 (or close to 1.0) indicates that the odds of exposure among case-patients are the same as, or similar to, the odds of exposure among controls.

#### Is odds ratio the same as relative risk?

**What are odds in statistics?**

The odds are defined as the probability that the event will occur divided by the probability that the event will not occur. If the probability of an event occurring is Y, then the probability of the event not occurring is 1-Y.

**How do you calculate odds in statistics?**

## Why do we use odds ratio instead of relative risk?

The odds ratio may be used in place of the relative risk when the risk in both groups is low.

## How do you explain odds ratio?

Odds of an event happening is defined as the likelihood that an event will occur, expressed as a proportion of the likelihood that the event will not occur. Therefore, if A is the probability of subjects affected and B is the probability of subjects not affected, then odds = A /B.

**Why is relative risk better than odds ratio?**

Odds ratios (OR) are commonly reported in the medical literature as the measure of association between exposure and outcome. However, it is relative risk that people more intuitively understand as a measure of association. Relative risk can be directly determined in a cohort study by calculating a risk ratio (RR).