Population at Risk
6 definitions

Population at Risk

A population subgroup that is more likely to be exposed to a chemical, or is more sensitive to the chemical, than is the general population.

Population at Risk

A well-defined population whose lives, property, and livelihoods are threatened by given hazards. Used as a denominator.

Population at Risk

The population potentially affected by flood waters as a result of large operational releases or dam failure. The potential number of persons whose lives are at risk in the event of a dam failure.

Population at Risk

The strength in personnel of a given force structure in terms of which casualty rates are stated. Also called PAR.

Population at Risk

The population at risk is the population that is exposed to the occurrence of a vital event, for example, the total population in the case of deaths, the legally married population in the case of divorces and so on.

Population at Risk

The total number of persons who are at risk for the disease or people who are cases and people who could become cases.

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Population at Risk has been defined 6 different ways in documents like FRTR Glossary, Glossary of Humanitarian Terms, Reclamation Glossary, and 3 more.

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