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What does PCF stand for?

PCF stands for Potential Confounding Factor (statistics)

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After adjusting for various potential confounding factors such as age, sex, body mass index, smoking, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, family history of cardiovascular disease and adherence to the Mediterranean diet, results confirmed that those occupied in progressively less physically demanding jobs (that is, for each unit increase of the scale) were associated with a 20 percentlower likelihood of acute coronary events (a statistically significant odds ratio of 0.
The BCSC offers several advantages for studying these associations relative to other studies, including the prospective follow-up of a large number of breast cancer patients with detailed information regarding potential confounding factors, including BMI, as well as on screening history, tumor characteristics, and treatment," Dr.
After adjustment for potential confounding factors, particularly maternal IQ and educational attainment, IQ differences between children in the breastmilk and unfortified formula groups were severely attenuated, but children fed DHA-fortified formula had full-scale and verbal IQ scores that were higher than those fed unfortified formula.
Methodologically strong in terms of accurate measurement of contraceptive use, identification of the timing of HIV infection relative to hormonal contraceptive use, rigorous and successful follow-up of study participants (who were tested for HIV infection every 12 weeks until they became infected or had been followed for 15 to 24 months, with an overall retention rate of 91 percent), confirmation of the study outcome (HIV incidence) data via stringent algorithms and laboratory audits, and careful measurement of and adjustment for many potential confounding factors.