age-specific ratemedical dictionary

A rate for a specified age group, in which the numerator and denominator refer to the same age group.

(05 Mar 2000)

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<dermatology> A skin disorder seen with aging (or sun exposure) where there are flat patches of increased pigmentation on the skin.

They are nonserious, benign and generally more important cosmetically. The most commonly appear on sun exposed areas such as the forehead and the back of the hands. Avoidance of the sun and the use of a sunscreen (SPF of 15) can reduce the incidence of these lesions. Creams and lotions are available which bleach the skin. Cryotherapy can be used in some cases.

(27 Sep 1997)

age-structured modelmedical dictionary

<epidemiology> A mathematical model which take into consideration the division of the host population into different age classes. Such models can used to consider the consequences of such factors as age-dependent infection, morbidity or mortality rates or of age-specific vaccination schedules.

(05 Dec 1998)

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