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Descriptor in English: Risk Factors
Descriptor in Spanish: Factores de Riesgo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Fatores de Risco
Descriptor in French: Facteurs de risque
Entry term(s): Factor, Risk
Factors, Risk
Population at Risk
Populations at Risk
Risk Factor
Risk, Population at
Risk, Populations at
Tree number(s): E05.318.740.600.800.725
N05.715.350.200.700
N05.715.360.750.625.700.700
N06.850.490.625.750
N06.850.520.830.600.800.725
SP4.102.072.092.693.334.920
SP5.001.037.068
SP8.473.327.167
Scope note: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiological evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Annotation: human & animal; an epidemiologic concept for risk factors in disease, surgery, etc.: do not confuse with RISK, a statistical concept & aspect of probability; coordinate NIM with specific disease or other concept; specify geographic term if pertinent
History Note: 1988; for POPULATION AT RISK use POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS 1983-2016
See also the descriptors: Organs at Risk MeSH
DeCS UI: 28612
Descriptor UI: D012307
Date Established: 1988/01/01
Date of Entry: 1987/05/01
Revision Date: 2016/07/05
Risk Factors - Preferred
Concept UI M0019129
Scope note An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiological evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Preferred term Risk Factors
Entry term(s) Factor, Risk
Factors, Risk
Risk Factor
Population at Risk - Narrower
Concept UI M0017295
Preferred term Population at Risk
Entry term(s) Populations at Risk
Risk, Population at
Risk, Populations at



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