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Cross-Sectional Studies

"Cross-Sectional Studies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Studies 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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cross-Sectional Studies" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cross-Sectional Studies" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 9119 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 821 publications in 2016
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