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Morbidity

Occurrence of illness in a population

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Mortality

Occurrences of deaths

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Count

number of cases (of a dx)

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Proportions

type of ration where the numerator is also part of the denominator (part to whole)

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Ratios (3 types)

rates
proportions
percentages

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Rate

a ratio where the denominator includes a unit of time

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Prevalence

Time a person deals with a dx; existing cases in a population

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Point prevalence

snapshot of the number of cases (of a dx) at a given time; used to determine extent of a dx

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Incidence

number of new cases of a dx during a given time period

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Person time

sum of time individual members of a target group are observed

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Cumulative Incidence Rate

proportion of people who develop a particular dx over a particular time period