CORONA VIRUS LIVE DATA:

Prevalence vs incidence

# For a given population, the number of disease cases are divided by the total number of people. Which of the following rates were calculated?
A. Odds ratio
B. Prevalence
C. Incidence
D. Specificity


The prevalence of a condition describes the
proportion of a population who havea cquired a condition.

Prevalence proportion is computed by comparing the total number of people
affected with a condition against the overall
number of people being studied. The result
is usually written as a percentage, fraction,
or by noting the number of known cases per 10,000 people or 100,000 people.

Incidence describes the number of new
cases that occurred in a given population
within a certain period.

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