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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
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Risk

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

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

(1) See RISC.

(2) The expectation of loss. Risk is a function of the probability and consequences of harm. See risk assessment.
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If the schizophrenia patient has a de novo CNV mutation, the risk to the siblings who do not have that CNV mutation would not be appreciably different from the population risk, because 79% of the patients' attributable risk is because of the CNV.
In our study we found that air pollution is the most common attributable risk factors for dry eye and our findings matched with them.
The calculation of scores of attributable risk revealed that 52 (15.9%) children did not present any cariogenic experience at 12 months of age (attributable risk = zero).
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 site features an online risk calculator, and visitors can select a study and calculate their attributable risk of cancer-taking into account age and gender.
ABC further commented that the widespread and historical use of black cohosh products, coupled with the lack of scientific evidence of toxicity, strongly suggest that there is no attributable risk associated with the use of properly manufactured black cohosh preparations.
The WHO GBD study provided useful results in measuring global health status and attributable risk factors (WHO, 2004).
Attributable risk. NNT is calculated by taking the reciprocal of the difference between 2 rates for a particular outcome (Box 2).
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." (11)