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Prevalence

Definition:

The frequency of a disease may be measured in two (standard) ways:

  • Prevalence is the total number of persons known to have had the disease at any time during a specific period. It gives an idea of the importance/burden of disease at a given time, and it is widely used in public health monitoring and planning.
  • Incidence

Source: Health Canada Diabetes in Canada 

Related words:

Epidemiological studies - Incidence - Population

Translation(s):

Español: Prevalencia
Français: Prévalence

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