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Cross-sectional study

Cross-sectional study
(Science: epidemiology) a study in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with longitudinal studies which are followed over a period of time.
Synonym: horizontal study.


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