secular trend


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secular trend

A long-term trend that develops or progresses over many years. The tendency for girls to begin menstruating at younger and younger ages during the twentieth century is an example.
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Favorable secular trends in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry;
We also evaluated the impact of possible secular trends by systematically altering the proportion of change in each component of care attributable to baseline secular trends.
The presence of a secular trend, a downward trend independent of the trachoma program, was evaluated by monitoring one third of the villages for 6 months before any antimicrobial drug treatment was given.
A linear time series approach was used to see if changes in these dimensions represented secular trends.
In the very long-term, however, bulls like to point out that the secular trend of industrialization and urbanization in emerging market economies will likely drive commodities higher.
He begins by established a framework for interpretation which includes such aspects as the nature of farming, the pace of change or the secular trend, spatial diversity, and agricultural districts.
The topics include the secular trend of timing of puberty, the adrenal function of low-birthweight children, the molecular genetics of isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and Kallmann syndrome, gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue treatment for precocious puberty, polycycstic ovary syndrome in adolescence, and present and future options for preserving fertility in female adolescents with cancer.
He said: "The outlook for worldwide growth is improving, the secular trend towards lower inflation and lower interest rates remains in place, and Japan is the key swing factor in the global outlook.
In none of the cites was there a secular trend in birth weights.
The procedure first isolates cyclical movements and then estimates the remaining secular trend.
Moreover, there is a secular trend of portfolio managers allocating more money to emerging market equities.