# ratio

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## Ratio

The division of one piece of financial information by another. Financial ratios are very common in fundamental analysis, which investigates the financial health of companies. An example of a financial ratio is the price-earnings ratio, which divides a publicly-traded company's share price by its earnings per share. This and other ratios help analysts determine whether a company's share price properly reflects its performance.

## ratio

The relation between two quantities when compared mathematically with one another. For example, the most frequently used ratio among investors is the price-earnings ratio. Financial analysts, investors, and managers use ratios to evaluate many factors such as the attractiveness of a stock or the operating efficiency of a company. Also called financial ratio. See also activity ratio, debt management ratio, liquidity ratio, profitability ratio.
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Nevertheless, the odds ratio is the standard effect measure to use in an (incidence) case-control study despite its lack of "natural intelligibility.
Srinivas' group adjusted the odds ratios to control for factors such as race, insurance type, university hospital, chronic hypertension, preeclampsia, diabetes, prior vaginal deliveries, induced or augmented labor, low birth weight, gestational age, and number of previous cesarean sections.
Among [epsilon]4 carriers, integrative activities carried an adjusted odds ratio of 0.
After adjustment for these factors, the relationship between prepregnancy weight gain and GDM was even stronger, with an odds ratio of 2.
The presence of nodules within the first 2 years also was predictive of morbidities including erosive disease, with an odds ratio of 2.
4 odds ratio for psychosis; those with maternal antibodies in excess of the 90th percentile had a 4.
Statistically significant odds ratios were found between the teens' suicide attempts and attempts by siblings (odds ratio=10.
When those in the highest aminotransferase quartile were compared with those in the lower three quartiles, the odds ratio for developing diabetes was 1.
For migraines without aura, the odds ratio of having an episode during the first days of flow was 2.
In the patients in the recent series, surgical resection was associated with a better early response (adjusted odds ratio 4.

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