Measures of disease frequency
Learning objectives
1. Introduction
2. Measures of disease frequency
Ratio, proportion, rate
Use
Prevalence
Incidence
Issues in the calculation of measures of incidence
Special types of incidence or prevalence
Relation between incidence and prevalence
Uses of incidence and prevalence measures
Basic indicators and use of available information
3. Describing the distribution of disease
References
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Measures of disease frequency
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp
March 2014
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