in epidemiology, the incidence rate of a disease or disorder that can be considered to have been caused by exposure to a specific risk factor. A large portion of lung cancers, for example, can be attributed to tobacco use.

ATTRIBUTABLE RISK: "The attributable risk estimate given to a specific factor that causes disease refers to the amount of variance exposure to this factor can explain."
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