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disproportion

 [dis″pro-por´shun]
a lack of the proper relationship between two elements or factors.
cephalopelvic disproportion abnormally large size of the fetal skull in relation to the maternal pelvis, leading to difficulties in delivery.

dis·pro·por·tion

(dis'prō-pōr'shŭn),
Lack of proportion or symmetry.

dis·pro·por·tion

(dis'prŏ-pōr'shŭn)
Lack of proportion or symmetry.
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Public policy makers should be aware of the consequences of financial deregulation in the last two decades that has brought benefits and pitfalls for consumers disproportionably. The policy makers need to understand that because of the financial deregulation, some consumers with certain characteristics are more vulnerable than others.
T2DM disproportionably affects minority (African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics) children and females as girls are 1.7 times more likely to develop T2DM than boys.
66, 93 (2003) (concluding that disenfranchisement statutes disproportionably suppress voting by non-disenfranchised blacks).
Some of them had ties to the Old Left, and as a group they were disproportionably Jewish" (4); the prairie power contingent attended less prestigious schools, was more working class, less ideological, and more comfortable with the counterculture of the '60s.
Specific tariffs often disproportionably restrict importation of inexpensive products as opposed to relatively more expensive products.
Historically, retention of distance learners has been problematic with dropout rates disproportionably high compared to traditional course settings (Richards & Ridley, 1997; Wetzel, Radtke, & Stern, 1994).
Nationally, people without disabilities were disproportionably affected by job losses (women in clerical occupations and men in middle management), so nationally the net losses were gendered, but in Toronto persons with disabilities were most affected.
Psychosomatic models (Melzak, 1998; Gramsa e Vikis-Freibergs, 1991) refer to the relation between a great array of stressors and physical changes like increased muscular tension or cumulating cortisol releases that can have destructive effects on tissues, laying the immediate basis of pain or leading with later stressors or minor injuries to disproportionably intense pain.
In this case, women and children are disproportionably affected as in each and every case of violent conflict around the world.
Without the strong political advantages of taking grades that existed in the past, the economic burden becomes disproportionably large.
During the latter part of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century, moral reformers associated with the social gospel movement, temperance, and the women's movement argued that immigrants, particularly from central and eastern European countries, contributed disproportionably to trends in crime.