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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This milieu of factors may be accounting for secular trends observed in this population.
The present study revealed the existence of a secular trend in the bone length that certainly correlates with height changes of Balkan populations from WWII to the BW The length of long bones from the left side of the body increased in four decades by approximately 1.
However, this decrease was offset by an increasing secular trend, suggesting that annual contracting rates play a determinative role.
Secular trend of growth in pre-school children in Singapore.
Secular trends in osteoporotic pelvic fractures in Finland: Number and incidence of fractures in 1970-1991 and prediction for the future.
excluded obese boys from their study and were confident that, in healthy populations, the secular trend of stature increase has little impact on the timing of puberty in healthy boys.
001) on antimicrobial agent prescribing practices, and both factors remained significant after accounting for the secular trend.
A linear time series approach was used to see if changes in these dimensions represented secular trends.
The outcome of the academic paper and government and accounting action varied by country, but the secular trend, in hindsight, is clear: a shift towards asset-liability matching, intended to reduce pension volatility and its subsequent effect on corporate profits.
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 harsh reality is that weakening consumer demand, rising input costs of ink and newsprint, a slowdown in advertising, and a long term secular trend away from print towards online readership have already resulted in negative normalized free cash flow for Sun-Times of roughly $20 million per quarter on average since 2006," Davidson Kempner wrote.
We considered the effects of potential secular trend by systematically improving processes of care in the pre-HDC scenario, thereby decreasing the difference between the pre-HDC and HDC scenarios.