What does it do?

RealRisk takes results from research that are expressed as relative risks, odds ratios. or hazard ratios, and calculates absolute risks which are often more useful or understandable to the general public.

Who is it for?

RealRisk is suitable for anyone working to communicate research findings from the medical & social sciences to a broad audience - journalists, press officers, healthcare professionals and others.

What do you need to get started?

An original research paper - RealRisk can be used with any study which reports a

, a , an , or a . You will also need to find a baseline risk relevant to the study. Copious help is provided. For a quick refresher, try RealRisk Light

All these videos and more are available on our How to Communicate Stats from Research playlist.

RealRiskLight is a calculator which includes a reference for the mathematics.


Vaping and the incidence of stroke in young US adults
Hormone Replacement Therapy and breast cancer in women over 50
Taking statins and the risk of obesity in Finnish civil servants
Dexamethasone and 28-day mortality for COVID-19 patients on ventilators

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