Calculating risksBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7363.552/a (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:552
- Mirza Muminovic, Clegg scholar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Risk factors are behaviours, conditions, inherited traits, or lifestyle choices that increase a person's chances of developing a disease, or of that disease deteriorating. Several of these factors can be modified, treated, or controlled; some cannot. One of this week's letters (p 548) tackles communicating risk. With the expansion of the worldwide web, there are now interactive online tools that people like to try to calculate their …
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