Table 4

Categorization of linguistic terms extracted from literature
Very low Low Medium High Very high
Did not predict, not important, small and short lived Might be more limited, likely to, a risk factor, address needs, good chance, can diminish but not necessarily, lack, leads to, disadvantage, to restriction, leads to, likely, may experience, may trigger, might be, not significant, primary risk factor, risk, risk factor Appear to increase, associated, at risk, benefit, common and of concern, considerable ongoing, cope, effective, implicated, increase risk, increases chances of, independently associated, less likely, lower levels, more difficult, more likely, most common, most effective, not uncommon, relatively, relatively low rates, remain problematic, restricts, thereby increase, usually, widely used to, support, associated with Crucial, highly predictive, important role, important causal factor, important means, key factor, major contributor, most important, much more likely, much higher, play important role, positive and significant, powerful, powerful instrument, significant correlates, significant, independent significantly associated, significant proportion, statistically significant, strong, strongly associated, strong connection, strong correlation, strong determinant, strong effect, strong evidence, substantial, bulk of, positive/negative and significant, significant connection, strong positive, strong positive correlation, run a great risk, thwarted Critical evidence indicates, extensive, more prominently, most effective, profound, significant and positive, significantly and strongly, significantly increase, significantly lower, significantly more, significantly more likely, statistically significant, tremendous, very high, vital

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