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Descriptor English: Risk Factors
Descriptor Spanish: Factores de Riesgo
Descriptor factores de riesgo
Entry term(s) correlaciones de salud
factor de riesgo
factores de riesgo sociales
poblaciones en riesgo
población en riesgo
puntuaciones de factores de riesgo
puntuaciones de riesgo
Scope note: Aspectos del comportamiento personal o estilo de vida, de exposición ambiental o características innatas o heredadas que, basándose en la evidencia epidemiológica, se sabe que se asocian a algún trastorno de la salud cuya prevención se considera importante.
Descriptor Portuguese: Fatores de Risco
Descriptor French: Facteurs de risque
Entry term(s): Correlates, Health
Factor, Risk
Factors, Risk
Health Correlates
Population at Risk
Populations at Risk
Risk Factor
Risk Factor Score
Risk Factor Scores
Risk Score
Risk Scores
Risk, Population at
Risk, Populations at
Score, Risk
Score, Risk Factor
Social Risk Factors
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
SP5.312.109.198.566.458
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012307
Scope note: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, based on epidemiological evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Annotation: human and animal; an epidemiologic concept for risk factors in disease, surgery, etc.: do not confuse with RISK, a statistical concept & aspect of probability; coordinate with specific disease or other concept
Previous Indexing: Risk (1975-1987)
Public MeSH Note: 1988; for POPULATION AT RISK see POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS 1983-2016
History Note: 1988; for POPULATION AT RISK use POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS 1983-2016
Related: Organs at Risk MeSH
DeCS ID: 28612
Unique ID: D012307
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1988/01/01
Date of Entry: 1987/05/01
Revision Date: 2020/06/30
Risk Factors - Preferred
Concept UI M0019129
Scope note An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, based on 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
Scope note An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, based on epidemiological evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Scope note An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, based on epidemiological evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Preferred term Population at Risk
Entry term(s) Populations at Risk
Risk, Population at
Risk, Populations at
Risk Scores - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000677421
Preferred term Risk Scores
Entry term(s) Risk Factor Score
Risk Factor Scores
Risk Score
Score, Risk
Score, Risk Factor
Health Correlates - Narrower
Concept UI M000731469
Scope note An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, inborn or inherited characteristic, which, based on epidemiological evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Preferred term Health Correlates
Entry term(s) Correlates, Health
Social Risk Factors - Narrower
Concept UI M000749005
Preferred term Social Risk Factors



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