morbidity

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Departure from a state of physical or psychological well-being, resulting from disease, illness, injury, or sickness, specially where the affected individual is aware of his or her condition. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), morbidity could be measured in terms of (1) number of persons who were ill, (2) illnesses these persons experienced, and (3) the duration of these illnesses.

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Chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis are generally non-fatal, but can lead to a high morbidity for patients who develop a lower quality of life.
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Although rheumatoid arthritis doesn't have a high mortality rate, it is still a highly debilitating disease and has a very high rate of morbidity.
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A creeping sense of morbidity has entrenched itself on the American public after fifty years of fast food and super sized sodas.
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