Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The article by Drs Zhang and
Yu1 addresses a common mistake—using
the odds ratio (OR) to estimate relative risk (RR) when the disease being
studied is common (>10%).1 The authors'
proposed solution is intriguing; however, it may be an oversimplification.
McNutt L, Hafner J, Xue X. Correcting the Odds Ratio in Cohort Studies of Common Outcomes. JAMA. 1999;282(6):529. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-6-jbk0811