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(1) The number of people with a specific condition or attribute at a specified time divided by the total number of people in the population.
(2) The number or proportion of cases, events or conditions in a given population.
A term defined in the context of a 4-cell diagnostic matrix (2 X 2 table) as the amount of people with a disease, X, relative to a population.

Veterinary medicine
(1) A clinical estimate of the probability that an animal has a given disease, based on current knowledge (e.g., by history of physical exam) before diagnostic testing.
(2) As defined in a population, the probability at a specific point in time that an animal randomly selected from a group will have a particular condition, which is equivalent to the proportion of individuals in the group that have the disease. Group prevalence is calculated by dividing the number of individuals in a group that have a disease by the total number of individuals in the group at risk of the disease. Prevalence is a good measure of the amount of a chronic, low-mortality disease in a population, but is not of the amount of short duration or high-fatality disease. Prevalence is often established by cross-sectional surveys.

Patient discussion about proportion

Q. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight.. I have found that my body weight has high proportion of water in total weight, and it makes me to take less water and there by increasing my thirst, which in turn stresses my body a lot, what can I do to reduce this problem…..?

A. Your body has a way of compensating when it is lacking something. When you are dehydrated, your body will retain fluids, hence the excess water.
drink plenty of water daily and you will find that you will lose this puffiness as your body adjusts to getting what it needs.

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Compared to rural nurses in Canada generally, a greater proportion of rural NB nurses worked in a nursing home/long-term care facility and a lower proportion worked in a hospital setting.
The proportion of those gaining A*-A rose by 4.6% to 23.8%.
Width dimensions were quantified by geometric proportions, related to each other and compared with golden proportion, recurring esthetic dental proportion (RED) and golden percentage.
Further studies need to be carried out on a larger population with different stereotypes to prove the existence of Golden percentage and RED proportion in the Indian population.
The Golden Proportion has been identified in products and constructions from ancient Egyptian times.
Nowadays, aesthetic dental variables like proportion, symmetry, harmony and dominance (dependent from teeth size, form and position), have been reexamined by several researchers that have proposed models in an attempt to explain a universal beauty for teeth proportions.
A year ago, venture capital firms at 11.2% ranked behind infrastructure and real estate firms in the proportion of women holding the highest level of senior positions.
The second reality is a direct consequence of the first: Since every feeder's discharge stream varies to one degree or another, the proportion of any and all ingredients in the composite formulation stream necessarily varies as a result.
Among the variables found to be positively related to rates of teen motherhood at the ZIP code level are: the proportion of the community divorced; the proportion of the community separated; the proportion of the labor force working, on average, 15-35 hours per week; the proportion of the labor force working in finance related industries; and the proportion of the population living in poverty.
The proportion of women who wanted to avoid pregnancy varied greatly by region in 2012, ranging from less than half in central and western Asia and most regions of Africa to two-thirds or more in eastern Asia, southern Africa and South America.
Central statistics Bureau, referred the rising of inflation proportion to the increase of prices in food commodities group such as sorghum, wheat, rice, meat and cereals.