Avoidable Risk

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-32833-1_18

The avoidable risk (which, of course, is avoidable if we neutralize the effect of exposure to a particular phenomenon) is the opposite to the attributable risk. In other words, it is the difference between the risk encountered by nonexposed individuals and that encountered by individuals exposed to the phenomenon.


See risk.


By definition we have:
$$ \begin{aligned} \text{avoidable risk} &= \text{risk if not exposed}\\ &\quad- \text{risk if exposed}\:. \end{aligned} $$
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