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a study based on the use of comparison.

comparative economic analysis
comparison of the performance of an enterprise such as a farm with the performance of a peer group of enterprises.
comparative medicine
the study of human disease by comparison with the diseases of animals, depending largely on work with naturally occurring diseases of animals that are models for human diseases. May be confined to specialty areas, such as dermatology or ophthalmology. The reverse attitude also applies but not in the same positive sense that humans can be used as experimental animals.

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Q. What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to the rest of the world? What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to other countries in the world. I don't mean amount of alcohol consumed, but alcohol addiction/dependency. Links to your sources would be appreciated. Cheers! (pun intended)

A. here is a link to a CDC table about drinking hobbits of Americans:
here is an article about it, and it gives good links also:

Q. In what way the herbal drugs are safer when compared to their single active ingredients?

A. What makes the difference is the presences of different constituents of plant materials which makes them more balanced when compared to isolated plant ingredients and is less likely to cause side-effects and the herbs are prescribed in different combination thus they balance each other.

Q. I would like to compare old cholesterol and today´s cholesterol level. what is the difference? I would greatly appreciate your help in this. A normal value used to be 200 and now it is 4 or 5. Can anybody help.

A. Is it possible that the earlier reference range you have is in mg per deciliter (mg/dL) and the new one is in milimoll per liter (mmol/L)?

200 mg/dL worth roughly 5 mmol/L

And here's a unit conversion site:

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Assuming that there is no comparable extension of size at the small end of the continuum, ongoing cosmic expansion insures that at some time in the future, we will indeed be comparatively minuscule creatures.
And while playing under that strain they were consistently involved in games featuring a comparatively small number of corners.
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The report also cites England's comparatively poor record at Under-17, Under- 19, and Under-21 tournaments in recent years as evidence that the future of the national team is not good.
Yet, yet, yet--although that urge to express oneself rhythmically is prehistoric, and we may easily guess that primitive dance, imitative of animals and hunters (not that unlike those cave paintings) is also of enormous antiquity, theatrical dance, which is of comparatively recent origin, is certainly far younger than drama.
He then briskly walks through the years, from when early vehicle designs continued to have comparatively large tires, a high seating position, and then a bit of a boot on the back.
Though Schiller's fascination with crime and criminals has bee previously explored at length, his views concerning punishment have received comparatively less scrutiny in the past; Crime, Aesthetics, and the Poetics of Punishment remedies the omission, exploring how Schiller consciously discredited retribution, his question of whether murder can ever be constructed to be "good", and the expression of Schillers thoughts and points of debate through his famous plays including "Maria Stuart", "Wilhelm Tell", and "The Maid of Orleans".
When asked to explain why Joe Calzaghe isn't at the head of their market for the British Sports Personality of the Year extravaganza that takes place in, er, December, Sharpe concluded that his incredible beating of Jeff Lacy 'was seen by comparatively few TV viewers'.
According to Dan McNulty, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of DTZ Rockwood, "The comparatively limited number of existing CCRCs relative to growing senior demographics as well as the high replacement cost supports the strong demand for existing communities.
Comparatively, in the United States, more than 85% live in cities, a figure the world body estimates Latin Americans will achieve by 2030.

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