cohort study

(noun) A study that follows a group of people (cohort) with a similar characteristic such as age.


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  • Plural: cohort studies
  • A cohort study that examines existing data is a retrospective cohort study or that examines data for a predefined time span is a prospective cohort study.
  • A cohort study can investigate cohort effects.
  • Cohort used in a sentence: My classmates and I are part of a cohort study.

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