Flashcards in ERIC: Incidence & Prevalence Deck (6)
measure of new cases of a dx in at-risk populations
frequency of existing cases of a dx in at-risk populations
When is dx INCIDENCE a more useful measure than dx PREVALENCE?
When you care about who rapidly new cases of a dx are occurring
When is dx PREVALENCE a more useful measure than dx INCIDENCE?
When you care about the proportion of dx cases:total at risk population
or when you can't readily identify the onset of a dx in a population
Units for Incidence
cases/population at risk