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abandonment

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

1. Negligent or malicious breaking off of an asymmetrical or dependency relationship, as between physician and patient or between parent(s)

Abatement

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

The process of reducing or minimizing public health or other types of dangers and nuisances, usually supported by regulation or

abatement

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

The process of reducing, minimizing, or preferably eliminating public health or other types of hazards such as environmental pollutants, noxious

abatement of nuisances

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

Eliminating or reducing the effect of a pollutant or other health hazard. Often used as a term of law.

ABC Approach

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

“Abstinence, Be faithful, use Condoms.” ABC strategies are promoted to combat, foremost, infection with HIV and the HIV / AIDS

ABC approach

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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“Abstinence, Be faithful, use Condoms.” ABC strategies are promoted to combat, foremost, infection with HIV and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, as

abduction

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

1. Illegal removal of a child or other dependent person from the family or legally designated provider of care.

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ability

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A Dictionary of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

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2017

A skill or attribute an individual possesses that is viewed as a strength within occupational therapy. If the person does

abiotic transformation

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Literally, a biologically important chemical transformation in the absence of living organisms. An example is formation of stratospheric ozone from

ABO blood groups

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

Classification of blood types based on presence of agglutinogens A, B, both, or neither in red blood corpuscles. Blood may

aborigines

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

The indigenous inhabitants of a colonized country. They often have high incidence and prevalence rates of multiple social and health

abortion

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

Expulsion from the uterus of a fetus before it is viable; i.e., before 20 weeks' gestation and/or 500 grams fetal

abortion laws

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

Most organized jurisdictions have enacted legislation or evolved legal practices determined by common law precedents, specifying the circumstances, if any,

Abortion Rate

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

The estimated annual number of abortions per 1000 women of reproductive age (usually defined as ages 15–44).

abortion rate

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

The estimated annual number of abortions per a given number (e.g., 1000) of women of reproductive age.

Abortion Ratio

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

The estimated number of abortions per 100 live births in a given year.

abortion ratio

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

The estimated number of abortions per 100 live births in a given year.

Abscissa

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

The distance along the horizontal coordinate, or x axis, of a point P from the vertical or y axis of

abscissa

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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2018

The horizontal or X axis of a graph; the vertical or Y axis is the *ordinate, and the

Absenteeism

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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2016

Habitual failure to appear for work or other regular duty. Contrast with sickness absence and presenteeism.

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