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comparative

a study based on the use of comparison.

comparative economic analysis
comparison of the performance of an enterprise such as a farm with the performance of a peer group of enterprises.
comparative medicine
the study of human disease by comparison with the diseases of animals, depending largely on work with naturally occurring diseases of animals that are models for human diseases. May be confined to specialty areas, such as dermatology or ophthalmology. The reverse attitude also applies but not in the same positive sense that humans can be used as experimental animals.

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Q. What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to the rest of the world? What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to other countries in the world. I don't mean amount of alcohol consumed, but alcohol addiction/dependency. Links to your sources would be appreciated. Cheers! (pun intended)

A. here is a link to a CDC table about drinking hobbits of Americans:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus07.pdf#068
here is an article about it, and it gives good links also:
http://www.articlesbase.com/self-help-articles/alcoholism-statistics-enlightening-experience-for-everyone-540401.html

Q. In what way the herbal drugs are safer when compared to their single active ingredients?

A. What makes the difference is the presences of different constituents of plant materials which makes them more balanced when compared to isolated plant ingredients and is less likely to cause side-effects and the herbs are prescribed in different combination thus they balance each other.

Q. I would like to compare old cholesterol and today´s cholesterol level. what is the difference? I would greatly appreciate your help in this. A normal value used to be 200 and now it is 4 or 5. Can anybody help.

A. Is it possible that the earlier reference range you have is in mg per deciliter (mg/dL) and the new one is in milimoll per liter (mmol/L)?

200 mg/dL worth roughly 5 mmol/L

And here's a unit conversion site:
http://www.globalrph.com/conv_si.htm

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The quiet of the jungle settled down over the camp, at least the comparative quiet of the jungle, for there were always noises of some sort going on, from the fall of some rotten tree limb to the scream or growl of a wild beast, while, now and again, from the river came the pig-like grunts of the alligators.
Let England have its navigation and fleet -- let Scotland have its navigation and fleet -- let Wales have its navigation and fleet -- let Ireland have its navigation and fleet -- let those four of the constituent parts of the British empire be be under four independent governments, and it is easy to perceive how soon they would each dwindle into comparative insignificance.
They must be told that the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone, and that it will not depend merely on the comparative ambition or address of the different governments, whether either, or which of them, will be able to enlarge its sphere of jurisdiction at the expense of the other.
But wherever there is a rich supply of Fog objects that are at a distance, say of three feet, are appreciably dimmer than those at a distance of two feet eleven inches; and the result is that by careful and constant experimental observation of comparative dimness and clearness, we are enabled to infer with great exactness the configuration of the object observed.
After our return to the dead city I passed several days in comparative idleness.
By the clock above the fire, as well as by these more speaking signs, the service had not long begun; and the unhappy sinner, if his father had really gone to church, might count on near two hours of only comparative unhappiness.
I soon accustomed myself to this fantastic position, as well as to the comparative darkness which surrounded us.
He explained to me that the comparative safety of Moreau and himself was due to the limited mental scope of these monsters.
The young man waited in comparative darkness and listened.
By all means," cried Bingley; "let us hear all the particulars, not forgetting their comparative height and size; for that will have more weight in the argument, Miss Bennet, than you may be aware of.
On the 6th of March, having cured sufficient meat, the party resumed their march, and moved on with comparative ease, excepting where they had to make their way through snow-drifts which had been piled up by the wind.
The strength of the family tie in France, and its comparative weakness in America, has been the subject of frequent comment among travelers.