Question

a. Compute the relative risk of coronary artery disease in patients receiving the new cholesterol medication as compared to those receiving a placebo.

b. Compute the odds ratio of coronary artery disease in patients receiving the new cholesterol medication as compared to those receiving a placebo.

c. Which measure is more appropriate in this design, the relative risk or odds ratio? Justify briefly.

Step 1

Amongst the provided tables, table 3-11 is used to answer the asked questions.

a) The relative risk of coronary artery disease in patients receiving the new cholesterol medication as compared to those receiving a placebo can be obtained as:

Step 2

b) The odd ratio of coronary artery disease in patients receiving the new choleste...

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