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A 45-year-old man has several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. His physician wants to advise him to focus on controlling the factor associated with the strongest risk. To identify the strongest risk factor, what statistic does the physician need to find?

a) Absolute risk
b) Attributable risk
c) Incidence rate
d) Prevalence
e) Relative risk
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A 45-year-old man has several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. His physician wants to advise him to focus on controlling the factor associated with the strongest risk. To identify the strongest risk factor, what statistic does the physician need to find?

a) Absolute risk
b) Attributable risk
c) Incidence rate
d) Prevalence
e) Relative risk
identify strongest risk factor= "look back"? i would choose OR in case control study but their is no such option. explanation plz
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E relative risk
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The answer is e) Relative risk

Relative risk is the ratio of the incidence of a disorder in those exposed to those unexposed to a suspected risk factor. As such, it indicates how many times greater is the risk in someone exposed versus someone unexposed to the risk factor. This represents strength of the risk factor.
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