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risk factors,

n.pl the elements that may contribute to or increase the risk to one's health, economic stability, or personal and professional liability.
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Many factors can contribute to a higher heart disease risk, starting with traditional risk factors like smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
Many studies have associated depression with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease incidence, but until now, the predictive value of these risk factors has been unknown," reported Thomas Rutledge, Ph.
Rutledge and his associates prospectively studied the risk factors of smoking, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, inactivity, obesity, depression, and social isolation in a cohort of 734 women with clinical symptoms of myocardial ischemia.
The prevalence of AF was significantly linked to the number of risk factors that patients had.
In addition, patients can also be treated off-label with bisphosphonates like alendronate (Fosamax) if risk factors indicate that they have a high fracture risk.
The researchers examined data on these women's risk factors for stillbirth, calculated rates of stillbirth and used multiple logistic regression to assess the relationships between maternal age and other characteristics and the likelihood of stillbirth.
1990) found that well-water consumption was dependent on rural living, suggesting the risk factors were interrelated.
This alarming statistic, in conjunction with the primary age of onset occurring during the middle and high school years, underscores the importance of the school counselor's role in appropriate identification and understanding of the risk factors of anorexia.
Heart disease is a slow killer that usually catches victims off guard because they either don't: know their risk factors or they don't recognize the warning signs, until it's too late.
Although fraud risk factors do not necessarily indicate that fraud exists, they often are warning signs where it does.
The cluster, called the metabolic syndrome or syndrome X, is made up of generally mild risk factors that often occur together, says Hanna-Maaria Lakka, who is currently at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.
Hidden in the NCES report, however, are some dues about the risk factors that can influence student retention:

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