Incidencia

Definición

Es el número de casos nuevos de una enfermedad, un síntoma, muerte o lesión que se presenta durante un período de tiempo específico, como un año.

La incidencia muestra la probabilidad de que una persona en esa población resulte afectada por la enfermedad.

Revision

Last reviewed 4/30/2011 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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