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05. Who is at risk?

Men are approximately six times more likely to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm than women. The chance of having an aneurysm increases with age. The risk of having an abdominal aortic aneurysm can also increase if you are a smoker, you have hypertension (high blood pressure), your parent or sibling has, or has been treated for an abdominal aortic aneurysm.