Probability And Seriousness

Probability And Seriousness Explained

The 'probability' indicated in your report (the gray bars in the graph) is the likelihood of your being affected by a particular health condition or risk, as determined by The Analyst™.

A probability of 100% means you have the condition with absolute certainty (for example, if you tell us you have it); a probability of 90% means you are almost certainly affected by that issue; a lower probability such as 30% means it is more likely that you do not have it, but that you might like to check into this possibility if you are at all concerned.

The colored part inside the gray part of the graph indicates the 'seriousness' or 'level of concern' for each condition or risk.  It is based on a combination of the probability and the potential severity of a condition.  For example, if there is a 50% probability of your having AIDS (again, this is just an example) then this is of very high concern compared to even a 100% chance of having premature hair graying.

The color coding is based on the level of concern, not the probability.

For conditions and risks, a description of the colors is as follows:
  • Red items are the most serious so if you have any of these, they should definitely be dealt with.
  • Orange items are probably not critical but still need to be looked into.
  • Yellow items are less serious and/or less likely, but may noticeably affect your quality of life.
  • Green items are possibilities that you might wish to consider.
  • Gray items are not very likely but should be ruled out because – if present – they are serious conditions.
As far as the color codes for the recommendations go, items in red are 'essential' (you really need to use/do these); orange items are things that you should be using/doing, and the rest are things that you might like to consider.

Important Note

Do not follow our recommendations without first consulting a licensed health care professional.