Definition: Odds ratio

Category: Living conditions

Compares the degree of advantage/ disadvantage of particular groups with regard to a variable. Odds ratios show the ratio of entry/exit rate to the specified reference group (usually the one which has the lowest entry/exit rate). Odds are also used to represent findings of logistic regression models where they refer to the estimated probabilities to enter/exit poverty risk
Eurostat, "European social statistics. Income, powerty abd social exclusion: 2nd report. data 1994-1997", (2002 Edition), Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2002, Luxembourg