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statistics

  1. methods of collecting and analysing numerical data.
  2. a group of data.

    Businesspeople make considerable use of statistical methods such as collecting SAMPLES in order to make STATISTICAL INFERENCES in such areas as MARKETING RESEARCH and QUALITY CONTROL. They also use government economic data in monitoring changes in the business environment.

statistics

  1. a branch of mathematics that studies the theory and methods of collecting, tabulating and analysing numerical data.
  2. a grouping of data. Economic analysis makes extensive use of economic data, which are subjected to statistical analysis in order to test ECONOMIC THEORIES. See HYPOTHESIS TESTING, ECONOMETRICS.
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(See National Center for Health Statistics, Report of Morbidity Statistics 2005 and Report of Mortality Statistics 2004.)
When the list expanded, or more accurately, combined with list of diseases, in its sixth revision into a Classification of Diseases, Injuries, and Causes of Death in 1948, its purpose expanded to include morbidity statistics. The purpose of the ICD, now in its 10th revision, remains the same--morbidity and mortality statistics.
Morbidity Statistics from General Practice 4th National Study 1991-92.
Current county health department policy dictates that only cases in Florida residents are reported to the state epidemiologist for recording in the weekly and yearly morbidity statistics. Other case reports are forwarded to the county and state of primary residence of the patient.
Compared to mortality, morbidity statistics are more difficult to obtain in Israel, except for some specific diagnoses such as cancer and injuries sustained from auto crashes and collisions and other accidents.