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demography

 [de-mog´rah-fe]
the science dealing with populations, including matters of health, disease, births, and mortality.

de·mog·ra·phy

(dĕ-mog'ră-fē),
The study of populations, especially with reference to size, density, fertility, mortality, growth rate, age distribution, migration, and vital statistics.
[G. demos, people, + graphō, to write]

demography

/de·mog·ra·phy/ (de-mog´rah-fe) the statistical science dealing with populations, including matters of health, disease, births, and mortality.

demography

[dəmog′rəfē]
Etymology: Gk, demos, people, graphein, to record
the study of human populations, particularly the size, distribution, and characteristics of members of population groups. Demography is applied in studies of health problems involving ethnic groups, populations of a specific geographic region, religious groups with special dietary restrictions, and members of population groups that may represent a typical cross section of the entire nation. Compare epidemiology.

de·mog·ra·phy

(dĕ-mog'ră-fē)
The study of populations, especially with reference to size, density, fertility, mortality, growth rate, age distribution, migration, and vital statistics.
[G. demos, people, + graphō, to write]

demography

the study of human populations.

demography

statistical study of specific population groups, e.g. in relation to age, environment, geographical distribution

de·mog·ra·phy

(dĕ-mog'ră-fē)
Study of populations, especially with reference to size, density, fertility, mortality, growth rate, age distribution, migration, and vital statistics.
[G. demos, people, + graphō, to write]

demography

(dimog´rəfē),
n the study of populations, particularly the size, distribution, and characteristics of members of population groups. Demographic techniques are employed in the long-term continuing study of the residents of Framingham, Massachusetts, by the National Institutes of Health.

demography

the statistical science dealing with populations, including matters of health, disease, births and mortality. Strictly speaking the word refers to human populations but common usage includes lower animal populations.
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