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morbidity

 [mor-bid´ĭ-te]
a diseased condition or state.
the incidence or prevalence of a disease or of all diseases. See also morbidity rate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of disease.
1. A diseased state.
See also: morbidity rate.
2. The ratio of sick:well people in a community.
See also: morbidity rate. Synonym(s): morbility
3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical procedure or other treatment.
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morbidity

(môr-bĭd′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. morbidi·ties
1. The quality of being morbid; morbidness.
2. The rate of incidence of a disease.
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morbidity

Epidemiology
The prevalence of a disease in a particular percentage of the population; the number of cases of a particular disease per unit of population.
 
Medspeak
Any departure, subjective or objective, from a state of physiological or psychological well-being.
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morbidity

Disease, illness Medtalk Any departure, subjective or objective, from a state of physiological or psychologic well-being
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē)
1. A diseased state.
2. The ratio of sick to well people in a community.
See also: morbidity rate
3. The frequency of the appearance of complications following a surgical procedure or other treatment.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

morbidity

The state of being diseased or suffering.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mor·bid·i·ty

(mōr-bid'i-tē)
1. A diseased state.
2. Ratio of sick:well people.
See also: morbidity rate
3. Frequency of appearance of complications after surgery or other treatment.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12): It is a simple screening tool consisting of 12 items used to screen the population for the presence of psychiatric morbidity. On this scale psychiatric morbidity is defined as GHQ-12 score more than 3.
TWIN PREGNANCIES are known to be associated with increased risk of maternal morbidity, so the findings of this "very well-designed" study by Madar et al.
Makoha and colleagues[8] also noted increased maternal morbidity, including placenta previa, placenta accreta, hysterectomy, adhesions, bladder injury,[9] postoperative hemoglobin deficit, and need for blood transfusion with increasing number of cesarean deliveries.
The questionnaire consisted of questions related to sociodemographic information of the participants and history of any morbidity. The questionnaire was administered by trained health workers.
Women were considered to have severe maternal morbidity if any of the indicators were present.
the MoH; therefore, strengthening maternal morbidity notification and
This study highlights that the most common morbidity was hypertension, more in females than in males.
Much of the data regarding morbidity following harvesting from the iliac crest has been published in orthopedics literature and complication rate of over 15% been reported6.21
Subjects with pregnancy morbidity (N = 35) showed a mean age of 36.7 years (range 28-43); none of these subjects experienced thrombotic events.
Key words: Women health, community, prevalence, morbidity, low backache.
Objective: To investigate the effect of antenatal corticosteroid prophylaxis on neonatal respiratory morbidity between 34 and 37 weeks of gestation.