morbidity morbidity  /mɔr ˈbɪ də ti/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  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.

News

  • 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

Quotes

  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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