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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(11) And we know even less about the causal factors at work in current geostrategic situations than we do about historical events.
The outcome of the failure analysis identifies the mechanism of the failure and the causal factors. After completing the failure analysis, most of the puzzle pieces are in place; however, the root cause of the failure may not be clearly evident.
YOUTH SMOKING INITIATION AND EVALUATION OF ADVERTISING AS A CAUSAL FACTOR
Descriptive statistics are presented for the number of mercury events per year, locations involved in mercury releases, causal factors contributing to the releases, categories of victims, types of adverse health effects, severity and disposition of the victims, types of personal protective equipment (PPE) worn, decontaminations, and evacuations.
Sexual ignorance, inhibition, and inexperience were even more common possible causal factors in the women, compared with their male partners.
As he wrote in a 1992 paper published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, "The introduction of television in the 1950s caused a subsequent doubling of the homicide rate, i.e., is a causal factor behind approximately one half of the homicides committed in the United States." Centerwall cited similar trends for television-ridden Canada and the lack of such high crime rates in South Africa, which had no television But Centerwall's intriguing data until 197 5.
Autoregressive estimates show that increased entry of women into the work force was a causal factor in the rise in divorce rates from 1931-1969; after 1969 the direction of causality switched.
'These results provide strong evidence to support that smoking is a causal factor for hearing loss and emphasise the need for tobacco control to prevent or delay the development of hearing loss,' said lead author Huanhuan Hu from the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine in Japan.
Research has revealed that it's not mechanical failure but human error that is a causal factor in as much as 80 percent of aviation mishaps.
Trends from the 37 Class B and C mishaps where maintenance was an accepted causal factor. While this doesn't go into the specifics of each event, some broad generalizations are included in areas with multiple occurrences.
He said: "Even if HDL cholesterol concentration is not validated as a causal factor, further investigation into its mechanisms of and its function in coronary heart disease is warranted."
"Alcohol is also a causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries," said the WHO expert.