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Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu> |

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Re: st: Odds ratio |

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Fri, 09 Apr 2010 15:15:35 -0400 |

At 01:38 PM 4/9/2010, Marcello Pagano wrote:

Bookmakers have no problem interpreting odds. Why people go through all sorts of contortions to avoid odds when they are as natural as probabilities is beyond me. If you take m/n as your probability then m/(n-m) are your odds. One is easier than the other? Very odd.

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**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: Odds ratio***From:*Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>

**References**:**st: Odds ratio***From:*Rosie Chen <jiarongchen2002@yahoo.com>

**Re: st: Odds ratio***From:*"E. Paul Wileyto" <epw@mail.med.upenn.edu>

**RE: st: Odds ratio***From:*"Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>

**Re: st: Odds ratio***From:*Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>

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