These settings allows the user to control two sampling parameters, sample size and the random seed for sampling.
The reported future lifetime risk represents the risk from the "Current Year" to the end of the expected lifetime. By default, the current year is determined automatically, based on computer settings. However, for the purpose of testing alternative scenarios, different years may be selected.
The User Defined Adjustment Factor is a multiplicative bias parameter that can be used to adjust the estimated lifetime risk to account for additional sources of uncertainty or bias not presently included in the methodology for estimation of lifetime risk.
NOTE: The default setting, a fixed value of 1 entered in the Parameter 1 column, allows the calculation of lifetime risk to proceed without any additional adjustments. Changing the default settings should be done when there is sufficient justification for applying a bias correction.