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Incidence

"Incidence" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Incidence" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Incidence" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8957 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 688 publications in 2014
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