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A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Miquel Porta

A particular disease, health disorder, or condition under investigation found in an individual or within a population or study group. A person having a particular disease, disorder or condition (e.g., a case of cancer, a case in a case-control study). A variety of criteria may be used to identify cases; e.g., individual physicians’ diagnoses, registries and notifications, abstracts of clinical records, surveys of the ... ...

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