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All members of a cohort are the same ______.

  1. a. sex
  2. b. size
  3. c. age
  4. d. weight

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Life history pattern is the developmental pattern of an individual in a population that had undergone inception or conception. It is the manner in which the individuals allocate resources to growth, survival, and reproduction on their lifetime. Life histories are often studied by cohorts.

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Cohorts are the group of individuals who were born at the same time. Cohort studies can be retrospective or prospective. Cohort studies basically reveal about the life histories of divisions of populations and the individual people included in these divisions.

Option c. is given as “age”. Cohort is a group of people born during the same time interval. Cohort studies reveal the patterns of reproduction and mortality in the life table. Thus, the group of people who are born on the same day or in a particular period are called birth cohort. Hence, option c. is the correct answer.

Reasons for the incorrect statement:

Option a...

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