It took nearly 50 years from the first published scientific evidence linking smoking and lung cancer until effective regulation was introduced to curb tobacco consumption. Big tobacco companies adopted a strategy of denial, planting doubt, obfuscating, and even buying the loyalty of scientists. The recent similarities with big food and big pharma are uncanny.
Do you think smoking or obesity would have a higher hazard ratio? When looked at in context, the answer might surprise you. Hazard ratio (HR) is the ratio of the hazard rates corresponding to the conditions described by two levels of an explanatory variable. The HR has also been defined as the ratio of (risk… Continue reading Which has a Higher Hazard Ratio: Smoking or Obesity?