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risk reduction

1. A decrease in the probability of an adverse outcome.
2. In biostatistics, the formula 1 − HR (the hazard ratio).
3. Any lowering of factors considered hazards for a specified disease, such as wearing a condom to lower the risk for sexually transmitted diseases, ceasing smoking to prevent lung cancer or emphysema, or lowering the intake of dietary cholesterol and fats to prevent heart disease.
See also: reduction
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