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Descriptor English: Incidence
Descriptor Spanish: Incidencia
Descriptor Portuguese: Incidência
Descriptor French: Incidence
Entry term(s): Incidences
Tree number(s): E05.318.308.985.525.375
N01.224.935.597.500
N06.850.505.400.975.525.375
N06.850.520.308.985.525.375
SP5.001.032.058
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015994
Scope note: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Annotation: IM general only; coordinate NIM with disease /epidemiol; specify geographic term if pertinent
Previous Indexing: Incidence Studies (1989)
Public MeSH Note: 90; was see INCIDENCE STUDIES 1989
Online Note: use INCIDENCE STUDIES to search INCIDENCE 1989
History Note: 90; was see INCIDENCE STUDIES 1989
DeCS ID: 28583
Unique ID: D015994
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Date Established: 1990/01/01
Date of Entry: 1989/09/06
Revision Date: 2017/06/30
Incidence - Preferred
Concept UI M0024451
Scope note The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Preferred term Incidence
Entry term(s) Incidences



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