health risk assessment


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health risk assessment (h.r.a.),

method of describing a person's chance of falling ill or dying of a specified condition, based on actuarial calculations that compare the chances of acquiring the condition with those of the general population expressed as the expected age at which death or disease will occur, and intended as a way of drawing the person's attention to the probable health consequences of risky behavior.

health risk as·sess·ment

(h.r.a.) (helth risk ă-sesmĕnt)
Method of describing a person's chance of falling ill or dying of a specified condition, based on actuarial calculations and intended as a way to draw the person's attention to the probable health consequences of risky behavior.
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