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comparison

the basis of analytical epidemiology, the statistical comparison between groups.

comparison groups
the groups between which a statistical comparison is to be made.
comparison population
the population in which a comparison between groups is to be conducted. All of the groups to be used comprise the population.
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The Peugeot RCZ-R turns an elegant 2+2 into something that can stand comparison with a car bearing more upmarket badges
That is just one horse he cannot stand comparison with, let alone Sea-Bird, Mill Reef, Ribot, Tudor Minstrel and several other champions who not only I could name but several others could too.
Reflecting on his satisfaction at the general response to a stunning grandstand that will stand comparison with any in the world, according to well-travelled Hong Kong-based handicapper Ciaran Kennelly, Erskine-Crum admitted: "I'm disappointed by the viewing at concourse level.
He and Craig have scored 12 goals in seven matches for us, a record that would stand comparison with any strike partnership in Britain.
Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal can stand comparison with the Wimbledon stars of any era.
RAFAEL BENITEZ last night set his sights on creating an Anfield legacy to stand comparison with the reigns of Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.
He is even starting to stand comparison with former players, having drawn level with Ian Botham's England one-day record of 44 sixes - reaching that tally in only 64 matches compared to the legendary all-rounder's 116 appearances at this level.
The sheer scale of the library and its graceful design would certainly stand comparison with the Bullring.
Doesn't our town, with its buildings and its greenery, stand comparison with any other in such favoured circumstances?
Perhaps the only comrades to stand comparison with the Brennan-breds are the Grand National winners Long Hop (1932) and Scapegoat (1933), owned respectively by L Lake and his daughter Miss I Lake, both of Wood Green, London.
Johan Cruyff, the former Holland international and one of the few players who could stand comparison with Best, described his talent as "unique".
With David Beckham back to his best form, and Frank Lampard offering a driving force from midfield, Sven-GUran Eriksson knows his team's attacking powers stand comparison with any other team ( including Brazil.