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morbidity

mawr bi duh tee

  • n  the relative incidence of a particular disease
  • n  an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
    his fear of being alone verges on morbidity
  • n  the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you

  • And it's that, you know, that sense of morbidity that people do have.
  • Morbidity means the number of sick, mortality the number of dead.
  • Though his subject matter was grisly, Carr maintained that "morbidity has nothing to do with it, any more than with solving chess or mathematics problems.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 10, 2013 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Quotes

  • Ron Sims in Radio Iowa
    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.
  • Ernest Bai Koroma in AFP
    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."

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