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An investigator determines the correlation coefficient between triglyceride levels and degree of atherosclerosis in sampled blood vessels to be +1.67. On the basis of this you would conclude that:

A. Triglyceride level is a good predictor of atherosclerosis
B. Triglyceride level is not a good predictor of atherosclerosis
C. High triglyceride levels cause atherosclerosis
D. Atherosclerosis causes high triglyceride levels
E. The investigator has incorrectly determined the correlation coefficient.

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positive relation as it is + and >1..
So i would go with A
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positive relation as it is + and >1..
So i would go with A

i think A too but y not C ??
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Because its not the only factor causing atherosclerosis..
It shows a correlation (risk factor) but not a 100% causal factor..
I guess so..i dont know if i am wrong
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Maximum for correlation coefficien is +1. so I think E is correct!
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E absuloutely ..
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I think its E
b/c its more than 1
and the range usually b/t -1 to 1
and about choice C , it's absolutely wrong b/c the correlation coefficient is not a causal relation whenever you see causal relationship don't pick it in the exam
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I think is E)
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The correct answer is E)

The correlation coefficient (r) is an index of the extent to which two variable are linear associated. It can take the values BETWEEN +1.0 and -1.0, depending on the strenght of the LINEAR association and whether a positive change in x produces a positive or negative change in y. An r = 0 indicates the two variables are not linearly related.

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