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area sampling

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Probability and Statistics.

Sampling with primary sampling units (see cluster sampling) that are non-overlapping regions of the earth's surface. Examples of such regions are parishes, counties, fields, political...

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cartogram

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Probability and Statistics.

A diagrammatic map that presents statistical information visually. This may be done in various ways, the best known of which is a choropleth map, in which regions are color-coded or...

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deviance

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Probability and Statistics.

A measure for judging the extent to which a model explains the variation in a set of data when the parameter estimation is carried out using the method of maximum likelihood. The deviance, Dnull...

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John Graunt

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Public Health and Epidemiology.

(1620–74; b. London, England; d. London, England)

Prosperous London haberdasher and Freeman of the Drapers' Company. Graunt became interested in the information implicit in the...

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number needed to treat

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Public Health and Epidemiology.

(NNT)

The number of people who must be exposed to a specific intervention to see one occurrence of a specific outcome.

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William Farr

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Public Health and Epidemiology.

(1807–1883)

A British physician who became the first Compiler of Abstracts in the Office of the Registrar General of England and Wales, where he worked for more than 40 years,...

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