Definition of risk factor
: something that increases risk or susceptibility
Examples of risk factor in a sentence
Age is one of the risk factors for this disease.
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RISK FACTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of risk factor for English Language Learners
: something that increases risk; especially : something that makes a person more likely to get a particular disease or condition
Medical Definition of risk factor
: something that increases risk or susceptibility poorly controlled hypertension is a risk factor for coronary heart disease
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