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cohort

Biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a subclass (usually of mammals) or subfamily (of plants)

cohort

a group of persons possessing a common characteristic, such as being born in the same year, or entering school on the same date. The term is usually used in making generalizations derived from quantitative data (see QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES).

Cohort

 

(Latin cohors ). (1) A tactical subdivision of a legion in ancient Rome from the second century B.c. A legion had ten cohorts, each with from 360 to 600 men.

(2) Figuratively, a tightly knit group of people.

(3) A biological classification category that unites several related orders. For instance, the cohort of the Unguiculata includes the orders Insectívora, Dermoptera, Chiroptera, and Primates.

cohort

[′kō‚hȯrt]
(statistics)
A group of individuals who experience a significant event, such as birth, during the same period of time.
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Although the final outcome could be due to other dietary factors, these large cohort studies are a good indicator of the importance of dietary sources of Se and the prevention of T2DM and potentially other chronic diseases.
Two controlled prospective cohort studies to verify these promising retrospective data have been started in colorectal and pancreatic cancer in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease.
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Because the true incidence of meningococcal infection among coinfected patients is unknown, future cohort studies will have to establish the impact of coinfection with HIV and HCV on the risk for meningococcal infection.
A selection of previous findings of the Birth Cohort Studies is available.
Unequal Pay for Women and Men: Evidence from the British Birth Cohort Studies.
That's because AIDS cohort studies mostly look back in time, telling you what happened years ago, not what's happening now.
In fact, the case-control and cohort studies described in "Non-Trivial Pursuits" yielded little support for the link.
Rotimi's team has conducted a number of family-based cohort studies on African populations.
Cohort studies of this kind offer the opportunity for collaborative work, which can lead to a large and extended multidisciplinary scientific project.
Researchers systematically reviewed prospective cohort studies with relative risk and 95% confidence intervals for breast cancer according to fish intake, n-3 PUFA intake, or tissue biomarkers.