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Incidence (Overview)

...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # of cases per population.


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What is the incidence of miscarriages?

What is the incidence of miscarriages?

12 %: Miscarriage happens in 1 in 8 pregnancies. The most common cause of miscarriages is chromosomal abnormalities like down's syndrome. There are many other causes including birth defects, infections, hormone problems or abnormalities of the mother's uterus. ...Read more

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Incidence (Overview)

...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # of cases per population.


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What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

What's the incidence of edward syndrome?

One in 6,000: Edwards syndrome occurs in around one in 6, 000 live births and around 80 percent of those affected are female. The majority of fetuses with the syndrome die before birth. The incidence increases as the mother's age increases. The syndrome has a very low rate of survival, resulting from heart abnormalities, kidney malformations, and other internal organ disorders. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of having a vbac?

What is the incidence of having a vbac?

<8%.: <8% of all women with one prior cesarean section have a successful vbac in the us nowadays. 92% choose to or need to have another c-section. The right candidate for triqal of labor after cesarean (tolac) should have at least 65-70% chance of successful vbac. ...Read more

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Mental retardation incidence in us--up or down?

Mental retardation incidence in us--up or down?

Unchanged: Mr is relatively constant, partly because it is defined as a percentage of the population. One big change that has occurred over the past 10-15 years, though, is that many previously labeled as severe or profound mr now are called autistic. Mr is a less popular term--enough so that there the term is being dropped in favor of intellectual disability. ...Read more

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Do certain races have higher incidence of syphilis?

Do certain races have higher incidence of syphilis?

No- it's complicated: To associate a specific race with the incidence of syphilis, provides only a superficial and misleading impression. It's important to know that people in lower socio-economic groups have high incidences- these groups have a greater number of people of a specific ethnicity. Granted, it has been referred in the past to as the "english" disease, the "french" disease, or the "italian"disease, . ...Read more

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Are there higher incidences of chd in manual workers?

Are there higher incidences of chd in manual workers?

No: No association with manual work. It about lifestyle, modifying risk factors & genetics. No substitution for a conversation with your physician. ...Read more

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Why has the incidence of diabetes changed over the years?

Why has the incidence of diabetes changed over the years?

Obesity: The incidence of diabetes are rising and the rate of rise almost parallels that of the rate of rise for obesity. ...Read more

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What's the incidence of degenerative developmental disabilities?

What's the incidence of degenerative developmental disabilities?

Rate of disable. : Theoretically, 100% people get disabled due to degenerative process if people live long enough. However, for those who are less than retired age, injury or medical disorder should not mean disabled, especially chronic degenerative process. It is possible for temporally disabled and should be able to return to work after treatment or after modified work load or type. ...Read more

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What's the incidence (how widespread is the disease) of cryptosporidiosis?

See below: Cryptosporidium is found world wide except in antartica. Only 2426 to 3793 cases per year were reported in the usa from 1995-2002. The number of reported cases increased to 8000 per year from 2005-2007. Estimates suggest that more than 300, 000 persons in the usa are affected each year. The difference is caused by the underuse of diagnostic tests and underreporting. ...Read more