What do you call people who are not patients when you compare some data between patients who have a certain disease and people who don't have a certain disease.I want to describe the difference of dietary habit between diabetes patients and people who don't have diabetes. How do I name the people who don't have diabetes? I did some researches, the following options are the result of research Healthy people, normal people,and fitted people However, these several terms do not actually make any sense, and they are not accurate.
All the people you're compiling data on are called subjects. You can compare data from healthy subjects with that from diabetes patients.
Subject noun 1.2 A person who is the focus of scientific or medical attention or experiment. ‘subjects were asked to complete a questionnaire’ - ODO