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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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Enrolling and dosing the fifth patient in this cohort triggers the final $1.
And while the researchers could only speculate about the reasons for the higher prevalence of arthritis seen in recent cohorts, it was possible there had been "unrecognized changes over time in environmental or biologic exposures.
Burge identifies the traits of cohort 1 as core identity formation, developing peer relationships as well as student and college validation.
It will consist of a sequential dose escalation, with ten patients per cohort receiving four weeks of a once-daily dose of either 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 mg of CMX157, and two patients per cohort receiving 300 mg of TDF.
The average total wealth of veterans' households, measured in 2010 dollars, was $883,000 for those in the oldest cohort and $648,000 for those in the youngest cohort.
8%) had follow-up interviews--398 in the progesterone cohort and 428 in the placebo cohort.
Overall, lung growth between ages 11 and 15 was more than 10 percent greater for children in the 2007-2011 cohort than for children in the 1994-1998 cohort.
The first interesting finding was that the chance of surviving from birth to 93 years was 28% higher in the 1915 cohort than in the 1905 cohort and the chance of reaching 95 years was 32% higher in the 1915 cohort.
2) Furthermore, for all cohorts, the average quality of each published paper and page is about three times better for graduates of the top programs compared to the non-top programs.
In a second example, a fixed set of cohorts are chosen and they are followed through all the years.
In particular, the young cohorts observed in the 1976-2012 sample (i.
By comparing the results for Early Boomers to those for earlier cohorts who experienced more favorable economic conditions while in their mid-50s, the authors can provide some sense of the recession's effects, although they caution "there are many reasons for the differences in retirement behavior [and other outcomes] of members of different cohorts, so a simple comparison may not isolate the effects of the recession.