SMR (Standardized Mortality Ratio) is a useful epidemiological measure but it cannot be computed when person-years distributions (denominators) are not available. In this situation PMR (Proportionalte Mortality Ratio) and MOR (Mortality Odds Ratio) represent possible alternatives. Definitons of PMR and MOR are presented, and properties and drawbacks of these measures are discussed in relation to SMR's estimates. Fictitious data representing factual situations are used as working examples.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Medicina del Lavoro|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health