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comparison

the basis of analytical epidemiology, the statistical comparison between groups.

comparison groups
the groups between which a statistical comparison is to be made.
comparison population
the population in which a comparison between groups is to be conducted. All of the groups to be used comprise the population.
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DIFFICULT as these times may prove for many economically, there will be few whose suffering bears comparison with that of Vivienne Bell.
The United States is represented by Joshua Cohen, whose Witz bears comparison, in both scope and accomplishment, to David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest--though with a bit of the Borscht Belt mixed in.
solid genre prose style and ambitious theme, the story bears comparison to such notable western writers as Max Brand.
Robert Corbin, an opposition leader, said that the situation in Guyana bears comparison to Liberia under former President Charles Taylor, who is now facing war crimes charges before a UN-backed court.
The policy bears comparison with the "Patient's Passport" idea dropped by the Tories after the last general election.
But the Australian batsman is just about the only sport sman who bears comparison with the world's No.
This is the sixth Coventry Godiva Festival that I have helped to promote and I think the line-up of acts bears comparison to any we have ever assembled," he said.
The Wolverhampton Wanderers manager agrees that the timing of Sven-Goran Eriksson's departure bears comparison with the way Hoddle took over from Terry Venables in 1996.
The bespoke fireplace will be hand-sculpted from the finest marble or stone by master carvers, and can be given a distressed finish that bears comparison with any antique piece.
104 already exists in a number of grand recordings from the Czech Philharmonic (for example with Georg Szell, Vaclav Talich or Vaclav Neumann), making it very difficult for anyone to come up with a different interpretation that bears comparison.
The work bears comparison with Lynda Benglis's notorious Artforum ad (or, for that matter, Robert Morris's self-portrait in Nazi regalia).
This, his 19th album, bears comparison with Dylan and Nelson's respective Nineties masterpieces Time Out Of Mind and Spirit.