risk factor

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of risk factor

:something that increases risk or susceptibility

Examples of risk factor in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of risk factor

1949


RISK FACTOR Defined for English Language Learners

risk factor

noun

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 Dictionary

risk factor

noun

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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