coefficient of variation



  • noun a measure of the spread of statistical data, which is equal to the standard deviation multiplied by 100


  • noun a measurement of the variability of data in relation to its mean; also called ‘relative dispersion’

Health Economics

  • (written as Coefficient of Variation)
    A measure of dispersion or variability relative to the mean: the standard deviation divided by the arithmetic mean and multiplied by 100.
  • acronymCV
    (written as Coefficient of Variation)