epidemiological epidemiological  /ˌɛp ə di mi ə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to epidemiology

Usage(s):

  1. Other epidemiological studies over the past four years have come to similar conclusions, but none has been so large and so complete as the Danish study.
  2. Though lacking any valid epidemiological study, she insists that this number represents a highly elevated rate in comparison with expected cancer rates in the general population.
  3. A number of epidemiological studies have shown that anal sex was the principal means by which HIV spread through the homosexual community in the 1970s and '80s.

News

  1. Purdah? I Hardly Know Ya!: Social Influences Affecting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

    Today in The New York Times coverage of a report published yesterday on a Saudi hospital-borne outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome released by The New England Journal of Medicine, a potential epidemiological phenomenon was briefly addressed: men have made up the majority of infected cases and the low rates of infection among women may be due to an emphasis on the wearing of the face ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Discover

  2. Study Links Mobile Hand-Held Devices with Musculoskeletal Symptoms

    This article is reprinted with permission from The Ergonomics Report ™ Archives , where it originally appeared on March 17, 2011. In work funded by the Office Ergonomics Research Committee ( OERC ), Canadian researchers Berolo, Wells and Amick performed an epidemiological study to investigate the prevalence of upper body musculoskeletal pain in mobile device users.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Ergonomics Today

Quotes

  1. Mr Miliband said: "There are two priorities today. First of all to establish the epidemiological evidence, which will be coming through today. We have had an initial diagnosis, but there will be more information coming through. Secondly, to monitor...
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Ed Miliband Source: ic Coventry

  2. "At this point, we don't know whether the increased health risk is due to pathogen exposure," Bonilla said. "To really understand this, a more comprehensive and targeted epidemiological approach is needed."
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Bonilla Source: University of Florida

  3. "This isn't the first time that Harvard Nurses Study researchers [8] have produced the wrong epidemiological results," said Joel Brind, president of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute. "They were wrong about combined hormone replacement...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Joel Brind Source: Standard Newswire (press release)

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