high-risk group

high-risk group

Epidemiology A group of people in the community with a higher-than-expected risk for developing a particular disease, which may be defined on a measurable parameter–eg, an inherited genetic defect, physical attribute, lifestyle, habit, socioeconomic and/or educational feature, as well as environment
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Vietnam veterans are a high-risk group, but the VA won't even screen for this.
The EndoPredict test allocated 238 patients in the low-risk group and 135 patients in the high-risk group. Of these, 128 patients were recommended to undergo adjuvant chemotherapy in addition to endocrine therapy and 92 of patients were compliant having received standard-of-care chemotherapy.
The first phase is low prevalence when the prevalence of the disease is less than 5% in any high-risk group in the country.
Patients were classified as high-risk IE with IEAP indication (high-risk group; 1,226 patients), low- and moderate-risk IE without IEAP indication (low/moderate-risk group; 1,839 patients), and IE with BAV (54 patients) or MVP (89 patients).
She continued, 'As men living alone seem to be at a higher risk for the development of type 2 diabetes, they should become recognised as a high-risk group in health care.
There is a possibility you may be considered part of a high-risk group and not be eligible to donate; however, this will be determined before you even begin the process.
The 15 most stable genes associated with survival from the 7,508-gene set used in the IFM 99 trials were used to stratify myeloma patients included in the trials into low-risk and high-risk groups; the authors concluded that high-risk patients have a 6.8-fold increased risk of death compared with low-risk patients (95% CI, 3.92 to 11.73; P < 0.001), with more than 90% survival rates for low-risk group and less than 50% for high-risk group at 3 years [72].
Interestingly, the high-risk group showed significantly greater risk for first depression between ages 20 and 40 compared to the low-risk group, but between ages 40 and 60, the two risk groups were not significantly different.
The ministry statement defines the H1N1 high-risk group as including children younger than two years old, adults aged 65 and over, pregnant women and residents of nursing homes.
People with diabetes are considered a 'high-risk group' when it comes to getting flu.
Examining autopsy and toxicology reports of people killed while being arrested, Williams compares differences in the physiological attributes of arrest-related sudden deaths in order to estimate whether a difference exists in high-risk group attributes between deaths proximate to the use of a TASER electronic control device and deaths not involving the use of an electronic control device.
Children who are born prematurely have more than four times the risk of severe flu complications, despite not being considered a high-risk group by U.S., U.K., or World Health Organization guidelines, according to findings from a meta-analysis.