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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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Many studies of cardiovascular risk in people with HIV assess these risk factors one at a time.
We wanted to know whether the added presence of depression would statistically worsen the relationship between cardiac risk factors and outcome," he explained at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
Risk factors tended to cluster, which was associated with about a threefold increase from the lowest group to the highest group in death and CVD rates.
Patients with two risk factors developed AF at an average age of 71 years, those with three risk factors had AF at age 67 years, and those with four risk factors and AF had an average age of 60 years.
As discussed earlier, deficiencies in calcium and/or vitamin D are well-documented risk factors.
The racial and ethnic makeup of the study population and the prevalence of known risk factors for stillbirth differed by age-group.
In the epidemiology of PD, significant associations have been reported with several other risk factors, including head trauma and family history (positive associations), and smoking and caffeine intake (negative associations).
Knowledge regarding the heightened risk factors for this population proves important, especially since early identification of eating disorders improves treatment outcomes (Reijonen et al.
These risk factors can be controlled through regular exercise and healthy diet, but for African Americans, our love of soul food and convenience foods has been difficult to balance.
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.
Because these risk factors are largely related to age, the youngest undergraduates (18 or younger) were less likely to report any.

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