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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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In other words, there is a much higher human cost to living in an "unhealthy place" than traditional mortality and morbidity statistics convey.
The system allows easy comparison of mortality and morbidity statistics between countries and between time periods.
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.