Measures of Disease Frequency
- 1.Measures of disease frequency:
Clarify the significance of a particular health problem
Help guide resource allocation
Provide basic insight into the pathogenesis of disease
Point prevalence describes the amount of disease at a particular point in time.
Incidence describes the number of new cases of disease that develop over time.
Incidence may be expressed as incidence proportion or incidence rate.
Incidence rate accounts for follow-up time
Measures of disease frequency can be stratified, or broken up, by person, place, or time characteristics to gain insight into a disease process.
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