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quintile

 [kwin´tīl]
any of the four values that divide the range of a probability distribution distribution into five parts of equal probability; the first, second, third, and fourth quintiles are the 20th, 40th, 60th, and 80th percentiles.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Energy consumption in the best-outcome quintile received 54% of calories as carbohydrates, 28% as fat, and 18% as protein.
However, if the measure of success is reaching the top 1 percent of earnings, Columbia is by far the winner: 15 percent of bottom quintile students at Columbia entered that exclusive club, compared with just 2 percent at Stony Brook.
On average, households are now more likely to remain in the same wealth quintile over 10-year periods than they were two decades ago (Shorrocks index) and less likely to experience large movements across quintiles (Bartholomew index).
Upper Middle Quintile: From 29.8 years to 37.8 years
enforcement (-39 points) contributed to the improvement, resulting in a shift up to the second quintile.
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During 2014 the Zacks Mutual Fund Rank was able to separate funds into top and bottom performing quintiles in all 11 of the US Equity Fund categories.
For both GP density and specialist density, the adjusted difference in readmission rates between the lowest and highest quintile was at least 0.7 percent; because these are independent effects, counties with high numbers of GPs and low numbers of specialists would have risk-standardized readmission rates 1.5 percentage points higher than those with the opposite characteristics.
In Model 5, living in a neighbourhood with a material deprivation index in the two highest quintiles (OR=1.73, 95% CI 1.03-2.91; p=0.038 for Quintile 4 and OR=2.39, 95% CI 1.31-4.36; p=0.004 for Quintile 5 respectively) was associated with a higher likelihood of a child reporting actively commuting to school.
Among other things, the CBO examined after-tax income trends for each quintile of American households since 1979, including not just wages but benefits and transfer payments.