# Odds ratio

The **odds ratio** ^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]} is a measure of effect size, describing the strength of association or non-independence between two binary data values. It is used as a descriptive statistic, and plays an important role in logistic regression.

## References

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*Journal of the American Statistical Association***63**(321): 1–28. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2283825. - ↑ Edwards, A.W.F. (1963). "The measure of association in a 2x2 table".
*Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A***126**(1): 109–114. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2982448.

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