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Anamorphic Map

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
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120 words
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A diagrammatic method of displaying administrative jurisdictions of a country or any other region in two-dimensional “maps” with areas proportional

Attributable Fraction

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
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167 words
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The proportion of the caseload that can be attributed to a particular exposure. It is the causal Risk Difference divided

Bar Chart

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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111 words
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A type of Graph for presenting Discrete Data organized in such a way that each observation can fall into one

Biomarker, Biological Marker

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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129 words
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A substance, structure, or process that can be measured in biological specimens or media and may be associated with health

Box-And-Whiskers Plot

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
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129 words
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A type of graph used to present the Distribution of a variable measured on a numerical scale. The midpoint (or

Bubble Plot

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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69 words
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A type of graph that displays three sets of variables, two of which form a scatter diagram while the third

Causal Diagram

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
250 words
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A graphical display of causal relations among variables, in which each variable is assigned a fixed location on the graph

Choroplethic Map

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
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97 words
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A type of map in which previously defined areas (e.g., countries, counties, electoral regions) are shaded or patterned in proportion

Cohort Slopes

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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77 words
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Arrangement of data so that when plotted graphically, lines connect points representing the age-specific rates for population segments from the

Death Certificate

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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292 words
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A vital record signed by a licensed physician or another designated health worker that includes cause of death, decedent’s name,

Decision Tree

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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118 words
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The alternative choices expressed, in quantitative terms, available at each stage in the process of thinking through a problem may

Distribution Function

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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97 words
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A mathematical function that gives the relative frequency or probability with which a random variable falls at or below each

Dose

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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53 words
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The amount of a substance available for interaction with metabolic processes or biologically significant receptors after crossing the relevant boundary

Dose-Response Relationship

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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272 words
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The relationship between a given dose or set of doses (i.e., amount, duration, concentration) of an agent or exposure and

Family Tree

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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25 words
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See family history.

Forest Plot

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
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107 words
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A plot that summarizes different estimates of the same quantity, such as results of different studies included in a Meta-Analysis

Frequency Polygon

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
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48 words
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A graphic illustration of a distribution, made by joining a set of points, for each of which the abscissa is

Funnel Plot

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
141 words
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A type of graph used in Meta-Analysis to detect Publication bias. The estimate of risk is plotted against sample

Gini Coefficient

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
Medicine and health, Public Health and Epidemiology
Length:
250 words
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A measure of dispersion in a set of values. Devised by Corrado Gini (1884–1965), demographer and economist.490

Graph

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
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Length:
92 words
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A general term for the visual representation of the relationship between variables. Three-dimensional graphs of relationships between three variables can

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