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Risk factor

In arbitrage pricing theory or the multibeta capital asset pricing model, the set of common factors that impact returns, e.g., market return, interest rates, inflation, or industrial production.

Risk Factor

In arbitrage pricing theory, any risk, especially a macroeconomic situation, that may affect an asset or investment. Examples of risk factors include inflation and interest rates.
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5 per 10,000 with one major cardiovascular risk factor, 34.
Many studies have associated depression with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease incidence, but until now, the predictive value of these risk factors has been unknown," reported Thomas Rutledge, Ph.
Rutledge and his associates prospectively studied the risk factors of smoking, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, inactivity, obesity, depression, and social isolation in a cohort of 734 women with clinical symptoms of myocardial ischemia.
In addition, patients can also be treated off-label with bisphosphonates like alendronate (Fosamax) if risk factors indicate that they have a high fracture risk.
The researchers examined data on these women's risk factors for stillbirth, calculated rates of stillbirth and used multiple logistic regression to assess the relationships between maternal age and other characteristics and the likelihood of stillbirth.
Several studies have also found farming to be an independent risk factor, in addition to pesticide exposure (Gorell et al.
This article provides diagnostic descriptions of the risk factors and etiology of eating disorders in the adolescent male population.
Fruits and vegetables are naturally rich in folate--a B vitamin that lowers homocysteine levels, a risk factor for heart disease.
Auditors are cautioned not to think that these fraud risk factors are all-inclusive.
By themselves, these risk factors may seem unimportant and are often overlooked," says Lakka.
Private, selective, four-year IHEs may have fewer students with some of these risk factors on campus, but cost and achievement and mental health demands will pose their own hazards (especially in a time of diminishing endowment returns, suppressed giving, and pressure to restrain grade inflation).
The "deadly quartet" of cardiovascular risk factors that characterize the multiple metabolic syndrome--hypertension, obesity, hyperrriglyceridemia, and diabetes--is far more lethal in women than men with known coronary disease.

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