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A statement of the chance that an unknown quantity in reality has a particular value based on the readiness with which it would account for a given set of data; in this way the merits of various competing interpretations may be compared.
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Patient discussion about likelihood

Q. What is the likelihood of my depression returning? I have a history of severe depression. My mom is very against medication and counseling, and reluctantly allowed me to go on the lowest dosage of zoloft. It helped, but now she wants me to go off of it and stop going to my doctor. My fear is that my depression will return. What are the chances of my depression returning, and how can I handle it if and when it does?

A. hi kelly17 i agree with eleanor55, i donot have bi-polar-but it seems to me that the problem isnt YOU/it your mother-Im going to be real here-if your mother knows that the meds help why is she stopping them--I think the stigma of the disease is her problem,like the other members said, and if she is doing this to you for that reason/BAD ON HER---at 17 i think you are under age--I dont want to start a family feud but i think this is child abuse--talk to soom one at school teacher/ect----stay strong things get better with time you have a lot of friends her USE THEM---mrfot56

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After the pre-test probability is established, the next step in formal risk assessment is selection of appropriate tests and application of likelihood ratios (LR).
Collision likelihood (compared to national average): 27.6% less likely
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In this second scenario, your instant risk assessment reveals that the likelihood of a crash is much greater and the severity of a crash remains high.
Child characteristics also were associated with the likelihood of breast-feeding.
A 2002 systematic review (2) and a 2005 decision analysis (3) examined validating cohort studies to determine the likelihood ratios of symptoms, signs, and blood tests (TABLE).
Methods: Overall, 133 consecutive patients presented with symptoms or signs suggestive of UA, which was classified as of high or intermediate likelihood in Emergency Department (ED), and undergoing coronary angiography (CAG) within one week were enrolled into the study.
The researchers found that the likelihood of having received intraoral or extraoral cancer screening exams was lower for minority racial/ethnic groups versus white, non-Hispanics; those with less education versus more education; those who were uninsured and Medicaid-insured versus privately insured; and low-income versus high-income participants.
Agri sector not likely to attain medium-term goals !-- -- Czeriza Valencia (The Philippine Star) - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The likelihood that medium-term development goals for agriculture, governance, as well as culture and values will be attained remain low, according to a report by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
Mocan find that a Louisiana policy of retaining students in eighth grade based on their sub-standard test scores in English and math increases the likelihood of their being convicted of a crime by age 25.
Plaintiff has thus shown likelihood of success on the merits for its trademark counterfeiting claim.
She concurred with the prosecution that the suspect has a likelihood to tamper with the evidence, endanger national security.