Disease Incidence Rate


Disease Incidence Rate, Incidence

  • Definition
  1. Number of new disease cases per population at risk
    1. High Incidence implies high disease occurrence
    2. Low Incidence implies low disease occurrence
  2. Measured over a given time interval
  • Usage
  1. Determine probability of developing a specific disease
  2. Used to detect etiologic factors
  • References
  1. Hennekens (1987) Epidemiology Medicine, p.54-98