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Etymology: L, status, condition
a number that describes a property of a set of data or other numbers.


A value that defines a specified measure of a population or dataset–eg, mean, percentage, rate of reaction, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, or other datum; a number that quantifies a characteristic of data in a sample. See Durban-Watson statistic, F statistic, G statistic, Kappa statistic, Test statistic, V statistic, Z statistic. Cf Statistics.


n a value or number that describes a series of quantitative observations or measures; a value calculated from a sample.


a numerical value calculated from a number of observations in order to summarize them.

Patient discussion about statistic

Q. What are the known statistics of Autism: Here is a question which needs a very detailed reply please. What are the known statistics of Autism: incidence, cost and ratio?

A. for more statistical information here are 2 sites:

and here is the CDC site link:

Q. Do you know if Propecia can truly stop hair loss and even grow back hair. do you have any statistics about it? do you know if there are any side effects to this medication?

A. it does work but there is some side affects, as in E.D. while you are on the med.

Q. What is the statistic number of women having breast cancer or under the threat of having breast cancer? where would i find a good , and reliable info about the disease ?

A. it is said that today 1 out of any 8 women will have breast cancer. there are also men who has breast cancer but the numbers are considerably lower.
about a good source of info- the site that doctoradhi gave you is pretty good, and you can use also the national medical library link:

good luck!

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The hedonic price equation used to construct the index along with sample statistics are shown in Appendix Table A-3 and Table A-4.
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