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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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Almost half of these veterans, 46%, had one major cardiovascular risk factor, 20% had two major cardiovascular risk factors, and 7% had three.
MONTREAL -- In women with documented cardiovascular risk factors, those with comorbid depression have a greater risk of clinical events, compared with their nondepressed counterparts, according to new findings from the Women's Ischemic Syndrome Evaluation (WISE), trial sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
WASHINGTON -- Psychosocial risk factors contribute a level of risk for cardiovascular events in clinically symptomatic women that is similar to the traditional major risk factors, Thomas Rutledge, Ph.
Patients having any of these symptoms or risk factors should discuss these issues immediately with their doctor.
Teenagers and women aged 35 or older are at significantly higher risk of having a stillbirth than are women in their 20s and early 30s, and the association remains even once a large number of known risk factors for stillbirth are taken into account, according to a study based on nearly six million deliveries that occurred nationwide between i995 and 2002.
Risk factors for pediatric invasive group A streptococcal disease.
In one study, exposure to herbicides was a significant independent risk factor after adjustment for insecticide and other exposures (Semchuk et al.
2002) Homosexuality as a specific risk factor for eating disorders in men.
Eight to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily can help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, a major risk factor for heart disease.
The mere presence of a fraud risk factor or some other condition that has been observed when fraud is present generally does not meet this threshold.
The cluster, called the metabolic syndrome or syndrome X, is made up of generally mild risk factors that often occur together, says Hanna-Maaria Lakka, who is currently at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Hidden in the NCES report, however, are some dues about the risk factors that can influence student retention:

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