risk factor(redirected from Risk-factor)
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A characteristic, condition, or behavior, such as high blood pressure or smoking, that increases the possibility of disease or injury.
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(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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