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Term: Regression

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2012-04-20


A statistical approach that looks to find the best mathematical relationship between a single, dependent y-variable as a function of one or more x-variables (independent variables). (Last, 1995).

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  • Last JM. A dictionary of epidemiology. 3rd edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 1995. 0-0.(View)

Term used in 

  • Garland A, Fransoo R, Olafson K, Ramsey C, Yogendran M, Chateau D, McGowan K. The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Critical Illness in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Report] [Summary] (View)

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