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Morbidity is an incidence of ill health. It is measured in various ways, often by the probability that a randomly selected individual in a population at some date and location would become seriously ill in some period of time. Contrast to mortality.

Terms related to Morbidity:

  • Mortality
  • Reinsurance
  • Indemnity
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Writing a Term Paper? Here are a few starting points for research on Morbidity:

Books on Morbidity:

  • Medical Care, Morbidity and Costs: Graphic Presentation of Health Statistics
  • Measurement of Returns to Adult Health: Morbidity Effects on Wage Rates Evaluating Health Risks: An Economic Approach
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