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syndemic

(sin″dem′ik) [ syn- + analogy with (en)demic, (epi)demic]
A network of health problems, esp. ones that share common social underpinnings and cause an increased public health burden on a community. An example of a syndemic is the linkage between the ready availability of snack foods, low socioeconomic status, sedentary lifestyle, overeating, obesity, and an increased risk of diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease.
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1] With reduced mortality, the HIV/tuberculosis (TB) syndemic has risen alongside NCDs associated with urbanisation.
Stress, diabetes, and infection: Syndemic suffering at an urban Kenyan hospital.
The Bible allows for the possibility that the tenth plague was a syndemic resulting from earlier plagues.
A state of syndemic is thought to have occurred in this situation.
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Drug use, sexual risk, and syndemic production among MSM who engage in group sex encounters.
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There is no doubt that Marshall's most recent book Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania will also become a classic.
A syndemic analysis of alcohol use and sexual risk behavior among tourism employees in Sosua, Dominican Republic.