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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) and dependent child(ren)....

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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The process of reducing, minimizing, or preferably eliminating public health or other types of hazards such as environmental pollutants, noxious smells, and excessive noise. It is often an ... More
abatement of nuisances

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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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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“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 well as other sexually transmitted diseases. ... More
abduction

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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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 oxygen, catalyzed by solar ultraviolet ... More
ABO blood groups

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Classification of blood types based on presence of agglutinogens A, B, both, or neither in red blood corpuscles. Blood may also have Rhesus (Rh) agglutinogen, an enzyme that causes red ... More
aborigines

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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The indigenous inhabitants of a colonized country. They often have high incidence and prevalence rates of multiple social and health problems, and reduced life expectancy, when their ... More
abortion

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Expulsion from the uterus of a fetus before it is viable; i.e., before 20 weeks' gestation and/or 500 grams fetal weight. This occurs naturally to an estimated 20% to 30% of conceptions as ... More
abortion laws

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Most organized jurisdictions have enacted legislation or evolved legal practices determined by common law precedents, specifying the circumstances, if any, under which it is legally ... More
Abortion Rate

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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

Absenteeism

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A Dictionary of Epidemiology (6 ed.)

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

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