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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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These clinical observations suggest that environmental risk factors are important for the etiology of PD.
Everything fits together" to suggest that the menstrual cycle helps trigger heart attacks among women with other risk factors, says Norman Chan of University College London.
At least one major cardiovascular risk factor was present in 55% of the surveyed women, and 21% had two or more risk factors.
In each case, we recorded the patient's age, gender, and preoperative risk factors, as well as the number of lesions, the site of each lesion, the histopathologic subtype of the lesion, the type of excision, and the type of reconstruction.
For example, it requires the auditor to consider the presence of fraud risk factors relating to fraudulent financial reporting and misappropriation of assets, Paragraphs 16 and 18 of the statement describe specific categories under those two risk factors.
These parameters, outlined in Table 1, provide a systematic approach for routine assessment of initial and ongoing risk and the development of new risk factors, along with a scheme for following the effectiveness of interventions.
Even more intriguing was the finding that men and women who were fit but had various risk factors were less likely to die during the study than those who were not fit but were otherwise healthy.
The prevalence of AF was significantly linked to the number of risk factors that patients had.
smoking, coffee, alcohol) but not other potential risk factors such as age at onset, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, and education.
Pregnant women with risk factors for infection should be identified, screened, and counseled regarding the risk for perinatal transmission.
Within six months of delivering a live infant, women were contacted by mail or telephone and questioned about their pregnancy intention and about binge drinking, as well as other possible risk factors, during the preconception period and the last trimester of pregnancy.
In contrast, people with a traditional risk factor, such as smoking, were three to four times as likely to develop heart disease as people without those risk factors were, he says.

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