causal factor


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causal factor

Medtalk A factor linked to the causation of a disease or health problem
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Even absent events that raise the possibility that other causal factors are at work, time itself can add to our skepticism that a causal relationship exists, or at least may cause us to question the strength of the suspected cause.
Coupling these three separate techniques, failure analysis, Event and Causal Factor Charting, and Five Why's, the root cause of the failure can be identified.
Hence, identifying advertising as a causal factor (and measuring the magnitude of the related effect) not only requires rich data sources that include information on parental inputs, peer characteristics, exposure to cigarette marketing, and other potential influences but also requires that these variables be observed for extended periods of time (back to early periods of childhood development).
In view of such a quandary, Saxton seeks "an ideological explanation for the initial act of differential treatment that does not invoke racism or any variant under some other name as a causal factor.
National Highway Safety Administration estimates that about 100,000 police-reported crashes annually involve drowsiness/fatigue as the principal causal factor.
While his present physical condition may be a causal factor, it is obvious that long before he was stricken with Parkinson's disease there were serious problems in the priesthood, and if he wasn't aware of them, he should have been.
The customer-oriented principle is a causal factor in the successes of the system," stresses executive managing director Aoki Yoshiaki.
Among the remaining men, sexual inexperience, ignorance, or inhibition was a possible causal factor in about 70%; the others had commitment phobia, global sexual anxiety, or fear of impregnation.
1995) highlighted homocysteine as a causal factor for arteriosclerotic vascular disease.
Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) point to the region's reduced traffic levels as the causal factor.
The causal factor is psychology- how people respond & are preconditioned to respond by opinion leaders & trusted org'ns.
is a causal factor behind approximately one half of the homicides committed in the United States.