secular trend


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secular trend

A long-term trend that develops or progresses over many years. The tendency for girls to begin menstruating at younger and younger ages during the twentieth century is an example.
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Thirdly, by repeating the growth study after every 10-15 years secular trends can be made clear.
The present study revealed the existence of a secular trend in the bone length that certainly correlates with height changes of Balkan populations from WWII to the BW The length of long bones from the left side of the body increased in four decades by approximately 1.12 cm for humerus, 2.19 cm for femur, 1.96 cm for tibia and 0.78 cm for fibula, or per decade 0.28 cm for humerus, 0.55 cm for femur, 0.49 cm for tibia and 0.20 cm for fibula.
Net income per work RVU decreased significantly during the first year postimplementation (11.1-12.1 percent) Net income per physician FFE showed a significant decrease beyond the negative secular trend during the first 6 months (16.5 percent); but after 12 months was not significantly different (p = .22).
Secular trends in osteoporotic pelvic fractures in Finland: Number and incidence of fractures in 1970-1991 and prediction for the future.
suggested that the secular trend to greater stature was not strongly correlated with the earlier onset of puberty.
The magnitude of improvement was greater for Wisconsin clinicians, but the improvement in Wisconsin was not significant after accounting for the secular trend in Minnesota.
A linear time series approach was used to see if changes in these dimensions represented secular trends.
It is so far unclear as to whether this is entirely tied to a cyclical absorption issue associated with increased supply, or is part of a yet-to-be-identified secular trend; the consensus view seems to be the former.
The Internet of Things has convinced him that demand for data centers is in a secular trend, and that they will grow regardless of the economy.
Research Affiliates noted, "The current commodity-induced profits recession may be short lived, but the real secular trend growth rate in EPS should be much slower than the past quarter-century."
None, however, can claim to be a singular dominant figure behind the secular trend towards duration-matching and interest rate hedging in corporate pension portfolios.