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undercount

[v. uhn-der-kount; n. uhn-der-kount] /v. ˌʌn dərˈkaʊnt; n. ˈʌn dərˌkaʊnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to count less than the full number or amount of:
The mayor claimed the census had undercounted the city's population.
noun
2.
a count or total that is less than the actual number or amount.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; under- + count1
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  • The difference between the undercount rate for one group of persons compared to another group.
  • He introduced matching methods, demographic methods and imputations as other techniques for estimating undercount.
  • undercount rates are used in this report only for illustrative purposes.
  • Inclusion of only the screening codes will result in a significant undercount of true screening rates.
  • If you cannot identify every household to be surveyed you will have an undercount.

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