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Confounding Factors (Epidemiology) definition: Factors that can cause or prevent the outcome of interest, are not intermediate variables, and are not associated with the factor(s) under investigation. They give rise to situations in which the effects of two processes are not separated, or the contribution of causal factors cannot be separated, or the measure of the effect of exposure or risk is distorted because of its association with other factors influencing the outcome of the study.
Effect Modifiers (Epidemiology) definition: Factors that modify the effect of the putative causal factor(s) under study.
Personality Trait definition: The characteristics in behavior that a certain person has.

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Source Code for Biology and Medicine , 16 Dec 2008

Analysis with respect to instrumental variables for the exploration of microarray data structures

Florent Baty et al.

BMC Bioinformatics , 29 Sep 2006

Polychotomization of continuous variables in regression models based on the overall C index

Harukazu Tsuruta et al.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making , 14 Dec 2006

Mitochondrial genetic effects on latent class variables associated with susceptibility to alcoholism

Loren R Lease et al.

BMC Genetics , 30 Dec 2005

Evaluation of the Taguchi methods for the simultaneous assessment of the effects of multiple variables in the tumour microenvironment

Hisham Morsi et al.

International seminars in surgical oncology : ISSO , 20 Sep 2004

The True Value of HbA1c as a Predictor of Diabetic Complications: Simulations of HbA1c Variables

Marcus Lind et al.

PLoS ONE , 11 Feb 2009

Evaluation of Clinical and Laboratory Variables as Prognostic Indicators in Hospitalised Gastrointestinal Colic Horses

Carl F Ihler et al.

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica , 2004

Incorporating quantitative variables into linkage analysis using affected sib pairs

Yen-Feng Chiu et al.

BMC Proceedings , 18 Dec 2007

Variables affecting the probability of complete fusion of the medial clavicular epiphysis

Lynn Meijerman et al.

International Journal of Legal Medicine , 01 Nov 2007

Correlation analysis of two-dimensional gel electrophoretic protein patterns and biological variables

Werner Van Belle et al.

BMC Bioinformatics , 10 Apr 2006

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