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G.Q., 20th-century British radiologist. See: Chance fracture.
The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause; random variation within a population


Statistics The likelihood that a thing has happened unpredictably without human intervention or observable cause. See Monte Carlo simulation, Random.


1. That which occurs randomly.
2. An accident.

Patient discussion about chance

Q. What are the chances that my children will have autism? My fiancé and I are planning on having children eventually. In his family, three of the five children have autism. My side is clear. What are the chances of us having a child with autism??

A. Autism is related to several genes and not just one. Therefore you can’t really tell if your children be autistic or not- it depends on how much “autistic genes” you and your fiancé have and how much of it you will inherit to your children. Regardless, you should check out this website:

Q. What are my genetic chances to get arthritis? 3 of my grandparents have arthritis but my parents don't. what are my chances to get it as well?

A. thanks dagmar! how do you get your arthritis info? know any good articles?

Q. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA? My mother is having rheumatoid arthritis for the past 23 years. After I was born she started having high muscle aches basically at knees. After diagnosis it was confirmed for RA. She says that this pain and the swelling of knees started after my birth. Now I am pregnant and she remains worried about my pregnancy and the chances of RA. I am too getting worried now with my growing weakness and pain in my joints. What should I expect from my pregnancy for the chances of RA?

A. Savannah, first congratulations for your pregnancy!

Actually RA is an autoimmune disease, the exact cause of RA is still unknown, but many researchers believe that one of the factor is genetic factor. since your mom had been diagnosed with RA, it means that you're in risk of having RA also.

Now that you're pregnant, you need to consult with your doctors about your risk factors. it doesn't always have to be you're also having RA. but during pregnancy, because of the body weight gain, it can make the RA more manifest, because of the weight load the affected joint has to bear.
If you are diagnosed also with RA, you need to consult with your ob-gyn doctor for the drugs of choice that is safe for the pregnancy.

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But then you look at Hull and Stoke, and you've got to say Birmingham have an even chance.
Whether we can win remains to be seen, but myself and the players are going in with, what we consider, an even chance.
Outside of the cities of Hull and Stoke everyone thought the Baggies were the best equipped to stay in the Premier League, yet the other two have more than an even chance of surviving, while Albion, like beautiful butterflies, charm us for a short life span.
This time last year it looked at best an even chance.
Even Sandy Jones, chief executive of the Professional Golfers Association, still calls Schofield's remarks an "outburst" and maintains they were premature and that the bids were all given an even chance to win the day.
Top priority is a meeting with Hoddle and the England coach revealed yesterday: "Maybe I'll talk with Gazza when he's had four or five games and given himself an even chance of getting fit.
Morocco are ranked around sixth in the world but we have given two great performances and now have an even chance of getting through.
The post-Proposition 209 world of public higher education requires more than giving all qualified students an even chance, based on merit.
Both missed Saturday's match at Villa Park and were under intensive treatment today with Ipswich's Johnson still rated doubtful and Robson given an even chance of playing for the Londoners.
But at the same time young British people must be trained to compete on a level playing field and given an even chance for jobs so the system is fair for everyone.
Still, history's on our side and the shirts appear up for it, all of which points to at least an even chance of another Cardiff trip in May - surely nobody outside of the Flat Earth Society believes the new Wembley will be ready in time.
The former Toon midfielder insists the Greek side's impressive home form gives them at least an even chance of dumping the Magpies out of the UEFA Cup.