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risk factor

n.
A characteristic, condition, or behavior, such as high blood pressure or smoking, that increases the possibility of disease or injury.

risk factor

n
(Medicine) med a factor, such as a habit or an environmental condition, that predisposes an individual to develop a particular disease
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Perinatal infections may therefore represent risk factors for PD.
All 28 women had other risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes or high blood pressure.
Results of a nationwide telephone survey of 74,000 women provide a persuasive argument for what has recently been termed "primordial prevention": that is, primary prevention of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease events, Dr.
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It should help clarify how practitioners might consider the presence of risk factors, assess the risk of material misstatement due to fraud, develop a response, document the performance of their assessment and meet their communication responsibilities.
While wounds heal readily in healthy, active people, risk factors that interfere with the healing process are a given in the skilled nursing facility, where early detection and intervention are essential.
But it goes a step further than previous research in that it measures precisely how dangerous poor fitness is in relation to other leading risk factors for premature death.
Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those factors set forth under Item 1A , Risk Factors , in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and those other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Company's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The included risk factors were hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and lipid abnormalities.
Known risk factors for neurodegenerative disease include certain genetic polymorphisms and increasing age.
Other less commonly identified risk factors include sexual contact; transfusions before blood screening was implemented; and occupational, nosocomial, and perinatal exposures.
In analyses accounting for other risk factors, white women who reported preconception binge drinking had 60% higher odds of unintended pregnancy than women who had not binged.

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