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Concepts of EpidemiologyIntegrating the ideas, theories, principles and methods of epidemiology$
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Raj Bhopal

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199543144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.001.0001

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The concept of risk and fundamental measures of disease frequency

The concept of risk and fundamental measures of disease frequency

Incidence and prevalence

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(p.201) Chapter 7 The concept of risk and fundamental measures of disease frequency
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Concepts of Epidemiology
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Raj S. Bhopal

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543144.003.0007

This chapter discusses the concept of risk in epidemiology. Topics covered include quantifying disease frequency, risk factors, and their relationships; incidence and incidence rate; prevalence and prevalence rate; relationship of incidence and prevalence; and choice of incidence or prevalence measures.

Keywords:   risk factors, disease incidence, prevalence, diagnosis, public health, epidemiology

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