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Incidence

Definition

Incidence is the number of new cases of a condition, symptom, death, or injury that develop during a specific time period, such as a year.

Incidence shows the likelihood that a person in a certain population will be affected by that condition.

References

Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. www.stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrI1400001043&termtype=t. Accessed May 13, 2017.