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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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(21) found that most adolescents identified by risk-assessment questionnaire to be at risk for LTBI in 3 Boston schools were not adequately screened for TB infection.
While present screening measures are surely effective in identifying many patients at risk of SCD, the measures are in many ways inadequate.
Mathis Cabiallavetta (Marsh & McLennan Cos.): We look at risk from a holistic point of view, from a strategic perspective -- business models, customer behavior, all these things that happen, among other things induced by technology.
"In the absence of vaccines or treatments that can prevent or cure AIDS, new infections can only be prevented by persuading people to lower or eliminate behaviors that put them at risk of receiving or transmitting the virus" (Stover & Pequegnat, 1994, p.
While antiviral therapy likely plays an important role in lowering the risk of transmission from a partner known to have genital herpes, "the use of condoms remains an important preventive strategy for sexually active persons who are at risk for HSV-2 infection," they conclude.
Health and environment information systems based on GIS may be useful in the risk assessment process (for exposure assessment, for disease mapping, for assessing health risks associated with point sources of pollution, and for estimating the numbers of people at risk).
Through the longevity study (www.library.cornell.edu/preservation/ prism.html) and future crawls of the Internet Archive, Project Prism is identifying significant technology watersheds that may put Web sites at risk. The Web crawler and other tools can be used to analyze the use of markup languages, MIME [multimedia internet mail exchange] types, and other attributes of Web pages that reflect evolving standards and practice.
Treating some risk factors, like diabetes and atrial fibrillation, requires a doctor's care (see "Who's at Risk?" p.
Legislative history provides many tax shelter cases in which taxpayers were found not to be "at risk," when involved in circular, computer equipment sale-leaseback schemes.
Brinton maintains that "at best we can only explain 50 percent of all cases of breast cancer with any [identifiable] risk factors." This fact has led Willett to note that "simply being a woman in America places you at risk."
The attendees at risk management meetings should be limited to key fact-finders and decision-makers.