Scale of relative risk

Use this scale to put relative risk in perspective. Risk seems greater when put in terms of relative risk. A 100% increase in risk may seem huge. However, if the risk began as 1 in 100 people, the risk is increased to 2 in 100. To some people, this will seem like a large increase in risk. To others, it won't. You and your healthcare professional have to decide what levels of risk are acceptable to you.