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comparison

the basis of analytical epidemiology, the statistical comparison between groups.

comparison groups
the groups between which a statistical comparison is to be made.
comparison population
the population in which a comparison between groups is to be conducted. All of the groups to be used comprise the population.
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The work bears comparison with Lynda Benglis's notorious Artforum ad (or, for that matter, Robert Morris's self-portrait in Nazi regalia).
This, his 19th album, bears comparison with Dylan and Nelson's respective Nineties masterpieces Time Out Of Mind and Spirit.
Now Lauren plays alongside Toure at the back and - with Ashley Cole and Sol Campbell - is part of a rearguard that bears comparison with the great back four led by Tony Adams.
Manufacturers are urging shoppers to use different coffees at different times of the day and the growth in estate-specific or variety-specific blends means the coffee category now bears comparison to the wine market, sometimes with tasting notes and eating occasions on pack.
Each one bears comparison to the composer's own set on Decca and, as always, any new lead tenor invariably finds himself looking back to the model set by that recording's inimitable Peter Pears.
As a walking experience, the Glyndwr way bears comparison with all its fellow national trails in England and Wales, offering landscapes rich in history, culture and stunning beauty.
I was quite impressed that the whole affair stands up so well to scrutiny after all these years and bears comparison to recordings from Gergiev, Pletnev, Lanchbery, Bonynge, Ermler, and my favored Previn.
But whenever a scene bears comparison to something from the two earlier ``Jurassic'' entries, such as the spinosaurus assault on the downed plane or a run through a field of herbivores (think ``Lost World's'' cliffhanging trailer and motorized roundup, respectively), the new film seems cheaper in both the imagination and budget departments.
darkness, hauntings, and myth in a way that bears comparison with Yeats
8) For my purposes here, it is enough to register that this broad, centrist current that is feeding the Islamic intellectual and social groupings bears comparison with the 'prophetic minorities" emerging elsewhere around the world.
These, however, are minor objections to a book that bears comparison with the recent work of Bert O.
His work bears comparison not with Greene and Waugh, but with Lampedusa and Pasternak.