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census

 
an official count. In the hospital setting, the total number of patients admitted to the facility by midnight, or sometimes at another time of the day or evening.
average daily census the average number of patients per day in a hospital over a given period of time; admitted patients and outpatients are counted separately.

cen·sus

(sen'sŭs),
An enumeration of a population, originally for taxation and military purposes, now with many other purposes; basic facts about all people (for example, age, gender, occupation, nature of residence) are recorded in the census, which often also includes some information about health status.
[L., fr. censeo, to count]

census

Hospital care
1. The number of inpatients–ie occupied beds in a service, unit, ward, or in the entire hospital or health care facility, exclusive of newborns.
2. A list of Pts in a service, unit, ward, or the entire hospital. See Bed. Cf Bypass.

cen·sus

(sen'sŭs)
An enumeration of a population, originally for taxation and military purposes, now with many other purposes; basic facts about all persons (e.g., age, sex, occupation, nature of residence) are recorded in the census, which often also includes some information about health status.
[L., fr. censeo, to count]
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Cities, 1900, 1920, 1940, and 1990 Standard 1900 Mean Deviation Minimum Maximum Number Population (1000) 123 323 25 3437 160 Log of Population 11.05 0.89 10.13 15.05 160 Density (per square mile) 7377 5769 568 52,768 160 (Percentage of Population) Foreign Born 20.9% 11.3 2.2 47.7 160 Black 7.8% 13.7 0.02 57.1 160 Illiteracy Rate 6.0% 4.7 1.3 26.7 160 Agriculture 0.57% 0.40 0.08 1.86 160 Manufacturing 17.1% 5.6 7.6 34.5 160 Trade and Transportation 11.6% 2.6 6.8 17.4 160 Professional Service 2.29% 0.62 1.11 4.44 160 Personal Service 11.1% 3.9 5.3 24.1 160 Source: Cenus of Population, 1900, volume 2, Part 2.
17 To push the sample back an extra year, the author obtained seasonal factors from Cenus for 1994.