Absolute risk

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The probability or rate of the occurrence of a particular health event (e.g. disease incidence) over a specific period.

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from ICRP Publication 131, 2015

The risk of an adverse health effect, i.e. the probability or rate of the occurrence of a particular health event (e.g. disease incidence) over a specific period.

from ICRP Publication 118, 2012

The risk of an adverse health effect that is independent of other causes of the same health effect.