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risk

 [risk]
a danger or hazard; the probability of suffering harm.
attributable risk the amount or proportion of incidence of disease or death (or risk of disease or death) in individuals exposed to a specific risk factor that can be attributed to exposure to that factor; the difference in the risk for unexposed versus exposed individuals.
empiric risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family based solely on experience rather than on knowledge of the causative mechanism. See also genetic risk.
genetic risk the probability that a trait will occur or recur in a family, based on knowledge of its genetic pattern of transmission. See also empiric risk.
relative risk for a disease, death, or other outcome, the ratio of the incidence rate among individuals with a given risk factor to the incidence rate among those without it.

risk

(risk), In idiomatic English one is at risk of, not for, a disease, injury, or other untoward event. Avoid redundant phrases such a possible risk and potential risk; an element of uncertainty is inherent in the meaning of the word.
The probability that an event will occur.

risk

(rĭsk)
n.
The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.

risk′er n.

risk

EBM
In clinical trials, a term referring to the possibility of harm or discomfort for study participants.

risk

Epidemiology The chance or likelihood that an undesirable event or effect will occur, as a result of use or nonuse, incidence, or influence of a chemical, physical, or biologic agent, especially during a stated period; the probability of developing a given disease over a specified time period. See Minimal risk Managed care The chance or possibility of loss. See Risk sharing Occupational medicine A value determined by the potential severity of the hazard and the frequency of exposure to the 'risky' substance or activity, usually understood to mean the probability of suffering from a particular disease Risk assessment The probability that something will cause injury, combined with the potential severity of that injury. See Absolute risk, Acceptable risk, Assigned risk, Attributable risk, Cancer risk, Cardiac risk, Dread risk, Hazard risk rating, High risk/high impact, Incremental risk, Lifetime risk, No significant risk, Nonattributable risk, Thick conception of risk, Thin conception of risk, Unknown risk.
Risks of disease
Infection
HBV  1:63,000
HCV 1:103,000
HIV 1:493,000
HTLV I/II 1:641,000
HAV  1:1,000,000
Other morbid conditions
MVA 1:6,700
Flood 1:450,000
Earthquake 1:600,000
Lightning 1:1,000,000

risk

(risk)
1. The probability that an event will occur.
2. The possibility of adverse consequences.

risk

(risk)
Probability that an event will occur.
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Christopher Risker, "Frederick Taylor's Use of the Baseball Team Metaphor: A Historical Perspective on Scientific Management and Baseball," NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Social Policy Perspectives 4:1 (1995): pp.
Screwfix's new Rugby store manager Amanda Risker said: "We've created 13 brand new vacancies and have employed local people from around the Rugby area.
According to a 2014 study presented by the American Sociological Association, women may be more anxious in certain workplace situations because the circumstances are risker for women than they are for men.
For att minimera dessa risker diskuterades analysen regelbundet mellan forskarna och resultatet jamfordes i slutskedet med ursprungsmaterialet.
Provided that increasing foreign competition makes the product market risker for firms, the two may be correlated.
Bar owner Barry Risker, aged 62, said Whisker was lighting up cigarette after cigarette.
At the very least he's a low risker for the back-to-lay merchants as I'm far more convinced by him than Wainwright.
A study of 190,000 people showed that those who ate a large amount of processed meat products had a 67 per cent greater risker of getting cancer of the pancreas.
"Foreningar som entreprenorer - mojligheter, begransningar och risker." Civildepartementet.
Higher returns induce depositors to make risker deposits, given the basic premise that an individual's utility function may be plotted as a tradeoff between risk and the rate of return.(185)
The trip doesn't go to plan, though, as Germaine (Helen Monks) would much rather get close to the boy of her dreams than nature, while her sister Yoko (Molly Risker) reaches a female milestone in the bushes.