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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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The level of public awareness and knowledge about stroke risk factors and warning signs is critical for ensuing adequate access to preventative treatments.1,4,5 Assessment of public awareness is most important for the development of appropriately targeted health promotion campaigns to prevent stroke among the high-risk population.4 Several studies have revealed that there is lack of knowledge regarding stroke warning signs and risk factors.1,4,5 Awareness might facilitate a faster realisation of stroke and immediate activation of pre-hospital emergency mechanism.1,2
The NOF categorizes risk factors for osteoporosis as uncontrollable and controllable.
Individually, each risk factor had less of an impact on the ability to predict a heart attack or other CV event as the participants grew older.
The researchers emphasise, in conclusion, "Oral infections were an independent risk factor for subclinical atherosclerosis, and their association with cardiovascular risk factors persevered through the entire follow-up.
* The algorithm included in the protocol can only determine the occupational origin of a disease once the existence of an occupational risk factor was documented.
The scientists say that their study provides the most reliable evidence yet that erectile dysfunction is a stand-alone risk factor for heart disease.
(1) The higher stroke risk with HIV persisted even when researchers accounted for other known stroke risk factors. Taking antiretroviral therapy longer lowered stroke risk in women with HIV.
Among all the modifiable risk factors hypertension was the most common risk factor coming for CABG surgery with 50 (28.9%) having stage II hypertension and 41 (23.7%) with Stage I hypertension.
Clinical features and risk factor analysis for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis in Chinese neurosurgical patients.
Age is strong and independent risk factor and risk increases linearly upto 65 yrs.
Diabetes mellitus is also a major IHD risk factor. Early onset of CAD in south Asian men with glucose intolerance is reported by McKeigue et al.21 We found 60% of the patients to be diabetic in our study.
Alzheimer's disease is contributed by many risk factors from lifestyle to environmental.

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