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The quantity or state of being diseased.
The conditions inducing disease.
The ratio of the number of sick individuals to the total population of a community.



a medical statistical index reflecting the total number of cases of diseases recorded during a calendar year among the population of a particular area. It is expressed as the number of cases per 100, 1,000, or 10,000 persons. The morbidity level in the previous calendar year and its changes in several preceding years are major indicators of the health of the population and of the effectiveness of the work of the public health organizations. These statistics are also used as the basis for the planning of all therapeutic and preventive measures.

The adoption of the international nomenclature and classification of diseases and causes of death by the USSR in 1965 made it possible to analyze morbidity according to standard principles and to obtain comparable results. An exhaustive recording of diseases does not only include those illnesses first recorded in a particular year. It also records all diseases, including chronic illnesses, that were detected in the past and required regular visits to the doctor in a given year. This type of medical statistical index is called the prevalence rate.


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Morbility and Mortality Weekly Report, 52:1017-1019, 2003.
Emotions, morbility and mortality: New perspectivas from psychoneuroimmunology.
Analysis: Children without caries history were higher here when compared the results of National Oral Health morbility study, 1998.
(1999): Modelling of air pollution and its relationship with mortalility and morbility in Madrid (Spain).
"Annual Smoking-Attributable Mortality, Years of Potential Life Lost and Economic Costs--United States 1995-1999." Morbility and Mortality Weekly Report, April 11, 2002.
Palavra derivada do ingles morbility, proporcao de pessoas que adoecem em um lugar e tempo determinados.
By doing this we may keep a morbility and mortality rates, as well as perinatal complications, as low as possible.
Morbility levels in the juvenile migrant stage are affected by the eight FCRPS dams and reservoirs through or around which salmon migrants must pass.
It is associated to high morbility and consumption of resources.
Congenital hypothyroidism: increased risk of neonatal morbility results in delayed treatment.
The need of preventive medicine programs to reduce the morbility risk and mortality of this disease, related to ventricular remodeling as consequence of early neurohormonal activation, is emphasized.