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Cohort Studies

"Cohort Studies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cohort Studies" by people in this website by year, and whether "Cohort Studies" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 1670 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 120 publications in 2014
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