 # Question: How Do You Explain Incidence Rate?

## What is the meaning of incidence rate?

Incidence refers to the occurrence of new cases of disease or injury in a population over a specified period of time.

Although some epidemiologists use incidence to mean the number of new cases in a community, others use incidence to mean the number of new cases per unit of population..

## What is an incidence study?

Incidence case–control studies. Incidence studies are usually the preferred approach to studying the causes of disease, because they use all of the available information on the source population over the risk period.

## What is the incidence rate ratio?

“Incidence rate ratio (IRR) – Incidence rate ratio is the ratio of two incidence rates. The incidence rate is defined as number of events divided by the person-time at risk. … The ratio between two cumulative incidences (risk in exposed divided by risk in unexposed) gives the relative risk (or risk ratio).

## How do you calculate incidence per 100000?

Incidences and prevalence are often reported with a population multiplier such “per m people” or “per m person-years.” To convert a rate or proportion to “per m people,” simply multiplying by m. For example, an incidence rate of 0.00877 per person-year = 0.008770 × 100,000 = 877 per 100,000 person-years.

## What is incidence density rate?

The incidence rate is a measure of the frequency with which a disease or other incident occurs over a specified time period. When the denominator is the product of the person-time of the at risk population, it is also known as the incidence density rate or person-time incidence rate.

## How do you calculate incidence rate?

When incidence is determined in this way, that is, by evaluating the presence of disease at the beginning and then dividing the number of known new cases by the number of people “at risk” at the beginning, it is referred to as a cumulative incidence and can also be thought of as the incidence proportion.

## What is an example of incidence?

Incidence is usually expressed as a rate, something that is measured within a set number of people and in a time period. An example of incidence: Auckland in New Zealand, often has epidemics of meningococcal disease, with annual incidences of up to 16.9/ 100,000 people.

## How is Person time incidence rate calculated?

The rate is the number of new (incident) cases during study follow- up divided by the person-time-at- risk throughout the observation period.

## What is incidence risk?

Incidence risk is the total number of new cases divided by the population at risk at the beginning of the observation period. For example, if one hundred sow farms were followed for a year, and during this time 10 sow farms broke with a disease, then the incidence risk for that disease was 0.1 or 10%.

## How do you use incidence?

In current use, incidence usually means “rate of occurrence” and is often qualified in some way (“a high incidence of diabetes”). Incident usually refers to a particular event, often something unusual or unpleasant (“many such incidents go unreported”).

## What is meant by incidence?

Incidence refers to the number of individuals who develop a specific disease or experience a specific health-related event during a particular time period (such as a month or year).