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quintile

 [kwin´tīl]
any of the four values that divide the range of a probability distribution distribution into five parts of equal probability; the first, second, third, and fourth quintiles are the 20th, 40th, 60th, and 80th percentiles.
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The merged company will be named Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc.
With Quest's 20 billion test results and Quintiles' assets, which include electronic health records representing more than 60 million patients and a large network of clinical investigators, the venture can speed up patient recruitment and clinical trials for customers, Quintiles said.
The Treasury researchers updated their analysis of income mobility trends in a May 2013 study for the American Economic Review, finding that about 75 percent of taxpayers between 35 and 40 years of age in the second, middle and fourth income quintiles in 1987 had moved to a different quintile by 2007.
Polychoric correlations were used to measure the linear association between two ordinal variables, namely education (4 levels), occupational skill level (6 levels) and income adequacy quintiles (5 levels).
Table 2 presents the characteristics of the study population by GGT quintiles for men.
The opening ceremony was held at the Quintiles Bangalore campus in India.
Prior to joining Quintiles, Norman was president and chief operating officer of Diamond Management and Technology Consultants.
Ness Technologies, an IT outsourcing company, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by Quintiles Transnational Corp.
Whether the recommendation should be that all children ought to be as physically active as children in this quintile is a subjective judgment but the present data show consistently raised risk in the three lowest quintiles," the authors wrote.
Tokyo, Japan, Oct 20, 2005 - (JCNN) - Quintiles Transnational Japan announced on October 19 that its Indian affiliate Quintiles ECG Services has agreed with the Kitasato University East Hospital to collaborate in research on electrocardiogram (ECG).
Quintiles, based in the Research Triangle in North Carolina, for example, maintains its own global contract detail force and its own internal venture capital-like strategic investment group.
WebMD Corporation and Quintiles Transnational in October settled an 8-month legal battle over patient data.