morbidity morbidity  /mɔr ˈbɪ də ti/


  1. (n) the relative incidence of a particular disease
  2. (n) an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
  3. (n) the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you


  1. And it's that, you know, that sense of morbidity that people do have.
  2. Morbidity means the number of sick, mortality the number of dead.
  3. African-Americans experienced higher morbidity and mortality rates than their white counterparts in nearly every category of disease.


  • Anti-smoking ads increase odds of quitting in 14 countries - May 30, 2013 - Media Advisory

    Awareness of anti-smoking messages on television, radio, or billboards, or in newspapers or magazines, significantly increased the odds that current smokers intend to quit in 14 of 17 countries surveyed, according to a study released in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  1. "We can predict life outcomes by zip code; we can predict long-term earning of children by zip code; morbidity rates by zip code anywhere in the United States," Sims said during a news conference.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Ron Sims Source: Radio Iowa

  2. Koroma said his government would abolish "all user fees for pregnant and lactating mothers and under-five children as from April to address the high incidence of maternal mortality and morbidity."
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: Ernest Bai Koroma Source: AFP

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