risk factor


risk factor

noun

: something that increases risk; especially : something that makes a person more likely to get a particular disease or condition

Full Definition of RISK FACTOR

:  something that increases risk or susceptibility

Examples of RISK FACTOR

  1. Age is one of the risk factors for this disease.

First Known Use of RISK FACTOR

1949

risk factor

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RISK FACTOR

: something which increases risk or susceptibility <a fatty diet is a risk factor for heart disease>

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