LIFETIME RISK

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the potential for an individual to be diagnosed with a disease or condition during their lifetime. Risks of developing certain conditions can depend on factors which include an individuals genetic makeup and their environment.

LIFETIME RISK: "Those with hereditary diseases in their immediate family have an increased lifetime risk of developing that same affliction."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "LIFETIME RISK," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lifetime-risk/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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