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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

(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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Subsequently it was estimated that 75 per cent of the population attributable risk could be explained by such risk factors (8).
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.
Therefore, the population attributable risk of hypertension (the number of extra deaths in the population attributable to hypertension) is greater for those with mild hypertension, even though the risk to an individual is greatest when hypertension is severe.
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.
For NV gastroenteritis, having a household member with gastroenteritis, contact with a person with gastroenteritis outside the household, and poor food-handling hygiene were associated with illness (population attributable risk fractions [PAR] of 17%, 56%, and 47%, respectively).

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