Definitions for risk factors

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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Risk Factors

    An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.


  1. Risk factor

    A risk factor is a concept in finance theory such as the CAPM, arbitrage pricing theory and other theories that use pricing kernels. In these models, the rate of return of an asset is a random variable whose realization in any time period is a linear combination of other random variables plus a disturbance term or white noise.

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  1. Suzanne Steinbaum:

    People who have multiple risk factors for heart disease or who do have heart disease have a tendency to be depressed.

  2. Tom Frieden:

    In spite of having worse risk factors they tend to live longer than those with lower risk factors and higher socioeconomic standards.

  3. Deborah Greenwood:

    Although there is a genetic component of diabetes, there are modifiable risk factors that can reduce risk of heart attack, stroke and death.

  4. Jennifer Sumner:

    Right now it ’s not routine practice for people with PTSD to be screened for heart risk factors, and we hope this is something that might change.

  5. Wendy King:

    Preventive care on the recommended schedule will help to save you money in the long run, and help you to really modify your risk factors over time.

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