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Incidence

  • By: Constance W. Liu M.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Incidence is a measure of disease occurrence used in the field of epidemiology. Incidence describes the number of new cases of a disease or condition that occur in a population at risk. There are three primary components needed to calculate incidence: ...

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