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"health-care providers are in the midst of a burgeoning health-care paradigm shift. As the population over age 65 increases and the number of patients in long-term care climbs, the management of chronic disease is now a reality that few debate. Emphasis on disease management is shifting to coordination of care for chronic disease; this is an optimistic observation. The demographic realities of an increasing older population are expected to eclipse 90 million in 2060. This will be nearly 22% of the total population (U.S. Census, 2013)."

I need the "health-care" count value of this text in the above paragraph(ie.How many times the word is present)
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## Solution 2

Learn to do it yourself: Count Occurrences of a Word in a String[^]
BillWoodruff 26-Feb-14 13:01pm

Voted +5 to counter-act the idiot who down-voted this answer.
Peter Leow 27-Feb-14 4:41am

King Fisher 27-Feb-14 4:29am

5++;
Peter Leow 27-Feb-14 4:41am

Thanks King_Fisher.
King Fisher 27-Feb-14 4:43am

:)
Matt T Heffron 27-Feb-14 14:00pm

+5
Peter Leow 27-Feb-14 19:26pm

Thanks Matt.

## Solution 3

There are a lot of ways to do this (most of the ways described here: Counting Lines in a String[^] can be adapted to do it).
But, the simplest to read is probably:
C#
`int count = Regex.Matches(inputString, "health-care").Count;`
And if you aren't using large amounts of data, or doing it often, that's probably the one I'd go for.
BillWoodruff 26-Feb-14 13:01pm

Voted +5 to counter-act the idiot who down-voted this answer.
Matt T Heffron 27-Feb-14 14:01pm

+5
Matt T Heffron 27-Feb-14 14:08pm

In the general case:
If it is important to exclude similar "words" that include the test word as a subset (e.g., if the test word was "read" and "readers" must be excluded), add the word boundary elements:
int count = Regex.Matches(inputString, @"\bhealth-care\b").Count;
or
int count = Regex.Matches(inputString, string.Concat(@"\b", testWordStringVariable, @"\b")).Count;

## Solution 1

BillWoodruff 26-Feb-14 13:02pm

Voted +5 to counter-act the idiot who down-voted this answer.
george4986 26-Feb-14 22:36pm

thanks BillWoodruff for ur Effort.Good Luck ;-)
Matt T Heffron 27-Feb-14 14:01pm

+5
george4986 27-Feb-14 22:44pm

thanks Matt ;-)

## Solution 4

C#
```public int CountStringOccurrences(string text, string matchword)
{
// Loop through all instances of the string 'text'.
int count = 0;
int i = 0;
while ((i = text.IndexOf(matchword, i)) != -1)
{
i += matchword.Length;
count++;
}
return count;
}```

where string Text is a paragraph and string matchword is the word you want to search
v2
BillWoodruff 26-Feb-14 13:05pm

The variable 'pattern is never defined; I think you meant to use 'matchword instead of 'pattern.
ravikhoda 26-Feb-14 22:46pm

yeah typo mistake. thanks for suggestion.