The surprising implications of familial association in disease risk

A wide range of diseases show some degree of clustering in families; family history is therefore an important aspect for clinicians when making risk predictions. Familial aggregation is often quantified in terms of a familial relative risk (FRR), and although at first glance this measure may seem simple and intuitive as an average risk prediction, its implications are not straightforward.


Published in:
BMC Public Health, 18, 1, 135
Year:
2018
ISSN:
1471-2458
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