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morbidity

 [mor-bid´ĭ-te]
a diseased condition or state.
the incidence or prevalence of a disease or of all diseases. See also morbidity rate.

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of disease.
1. A diseased state.
See also: morbidity rate.
2. The ratio of sick:well people in a community.
See also: morbidity rate. Synonym(s): morbility
3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical procedure or other treatment.

morbidity

/mor·bid·i·ty/ (mor-bid´it-e)
1. a diseased condition or state.
2. the incidence or prevalence of a disease or of all diseases in a population.

morbidity

(môr-bĭd′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. morbidi·ties
1. The quality of being morbid; morbidness.
2. The rate of incidence of a disease.

morbidity

[môrbid′itē]
Etymology: L, morbidus, diseased
1 an illness or an abnormal condition or quality.
2 (in statistics) the rate at which an illness or abnormality occurs, calculated by dividing the number of people who are affected within a group by the entire number of people in that group.
3 the rate at which an illness occurs in a particular area or population.

morbidity

Epidemiology
The prevalence of a disease in a particular percentage of the population; the number of cases of a particular disease per unit of population.
 
Medspeak
Any departure, subjective or objective, from a state of physiological or psychological well-being.

morbidity

Disease, illness Medtalk Any departure, subjective or objective, from a state of physiological or psychologic well-being

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē)
1. A diseased state.
2. The ratio of sick to well people in a community.
See also: morbidity rate
3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical procedure or other treatment.

morbidity

The state of being diseased or suffering.

morbidity

levels of disease within a population

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē)
1. A diseased state.
2. Ratio of sick:well people.
See also: morbidity rate
3. Frequency of appearance of complications after surgery or other treatment.

morbidity,

n the state of being diseased. Can be used as an outcome measure such as number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth.

morbidity

the condition of being diseased.

proportional morbidity
the proportion of all of the diseased animals in the population that have the particular disease under discussion.
morbidity rate
the ratio of diseased to healthy animals in the population. The ratio is said to be standardized when it is expressed as a proportion of the expected rate compared with a standard group. It is also expressed as a proportional rate when it is stated as a proportion of all of the cases of illness due to all causes in the group.
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