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morbidity

[mȯr′bid·əd·ē]
(medicine)
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.

Morbidity

 

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.

O. G. FROLOVA

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The proper treatment of morbid obesity may lead to dramatic favorable effects on the patients' health as well as on the health care system.
Firstly, there is a paucity of research on the experiences of patients with morbid obesity and their use of bariatric services both in New Zealand and internationally.
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The diagnosis of morbid obesity was associated with a reduction in the age of diagnosis ranging from 5.48 years in gastric cancer to 8.19 years in pancreatic cancer (see Table 3).
Conclusion: In our study, the incidence of intracranial lesions in children and adolescents with morbid obesity was much higher than in the normal population.
"Morbid obesity is a worldwide problem and bariatric surgery is the only long term solution to weight loss and weight management," she added.
Genotype and allele distributions for ABO T>C (rs505922), F5 C>G (rs6427196), MTHFR G>A (rs1801133), and FGG T>C (rs6536024) in morbid obesity and control groups are presented in Table 3.
Morbid obesity rates continue to rise rapidly in the United States.
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On July 17, the Advocate General stated while there was no general principle of EU law prohibiting discrimination on grounds of obesity in its own right, morbid obesity might come within the meaning of 'disability' if it is of such a degree as to hinder full participation in professional life.
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