Odds vs Risk Ratios

Odds ratios and risk ratios always confused me. I never really understood the reason behind having an odds ratio. It is so unintuitive to me, even still.

There’s a great article from the Southern Medical Journal that explains it all! Watch the video then read the article.

Viera AJ. Odds ratios and risk ratios: what’s the difference and why does it matter? South Med J. 2008 Jul;101(7):730-4. PMID: 18580722

Odds vs Risk Ratios