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Biostatistics \Bi`o*sta*tis"tics\, n. [Gr. bi`os life + E. statistics.] (Biol.) Vital statistics.


n. (context biology mathematics English) The application of statistics to the study and analysis of biological and medical data


Biostatistics is the application of statistics to a wide range of topics in biology. The science of biostatistics encompasses the design of biological experiments, especially in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and fishery; the collection, summarization, and analysis of data from those experiments; and the interpretation of, and inference from, the results. A major branch of this is medical biostatistics, which is exclusively concerned with medicine and health.

Biostatistics (journal)

Biostatistics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering biostatistics, that is, statistics for biological and medical research. The journals that had cited Biostatistics the most by 2008 were Biometrics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Biometrika, Statistics in Medicine, and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B.

Scott Zeger and Peter Diggle were the founding editors of Biostatistics.

Usage examples of "biostatistics".

Tests involved decisions in ten scenario contexts, with prestructured alternatives drawn up by Walter Reed Psychiatric Division, after n-order test analysis by biostatistics unit, NIH, Bethesda.

It has been reviewed, revised, and re-reviewed by nationally known experts in biostatistics and complementary medicine.

The course was in public-health administration, biostatistics and epidemiology-the study and control of health and disease in a given population.

It is enough for a Psychohistorian, as such, to know his Biostatistics and his Neurochemical Electromathematics.