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risk

at risk
a. Social welfare vulnerable to personal damage, to the extent that a welfare agency might take protective responsibility

Risk

A measure of the probability of an adverse effect on a population under a well-defined exposure scenario.

risk

[risk]
(engineering)
The potential realization of undesirable consequences from hazards arising from a possible event.

risk

The expectation of loss. It is a function of the probability and the consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
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In our study we found that air pollution is the most common attributable risk factors for dry eye and our findings matched with them.
For this reason, the attributable risk of this variable was used to compose the outcome in the current analysis.
Considering our findings regarding the attributable risk for hospitalization, interventions that aim to control pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus infection among children, especially those with underlying medical conditions, can be considered key for minimizing the strain (financial, staffing, space) on the healthcare system.
The WHO GBD study provided useful results in measuring global health status and attributable risk factors (WHO, 2004).
A calculation of the percentage of attributable risk suggests that 49% of deaths could possibly be averted if all patients currently outside the guidelines achieved them over the next five years.
A plaintiff attorney, through his or her experts, must also become familiar with the concept of the attributable risk ratio--"a measurement of the excess risk that can be attributed to an agent, above and beyond the background risk due to other causes.
The extra number of cases we would expect (the attributable risk in patients treated with drug B instead of drug A) is 3 per 10,000 patients treated (see table, p.
In total, lack of adherence to this low-risk pattern was associated with a population attributable risk of 60% of all deaths, 64% of deaths from coronary heart disease, 61% from cardiovascular diseases and 60% from cancer.
As the author of Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares and Seams, Steve Milloy said, the extrapolation of attributable risk is an untenable science, fraught with weak or statistically insignificant data.
According to their calculations of the population attributable risk associated with childhood experiences of abuse, violence and family strife, the researchers estimate that one-third of teenage pregnancies could be prevented by eliminating these exposures.