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The population of Hong Kong was 6.803 million in mid-2003. During the SARS outbreak from January to June 2003, a total of 1,726 patients became infected with SARS. There was no SARS reported in Hong Kong prior this outbreak. The epidemic killed 267 people during this time. For Hong Kong:

Calculate the prevalence per 100,000 population and incidence per 100,000 populations.
Calculate the case fatality rate.

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Epidemiology and Public Health

Calculation of prevalence rate

Prevalence rate is defined by the following formula: Prevalence rate =(persons with a given health indicator during a specified time period)/(population during the same time period)x100 (CDC 2010)
Persons in Hong Kong infected with SARS in Mid 2003 =1726
The population of Hong Kong in Mid 2003 was 6.803 Million=6803,000
Prevalence rate= (persons with a given health indicator during a specified time period)/(population during the same time period)x100
Prevalence rate= ?/6803,000x100=0.025%
Prevalence per 100,000=(Prevalence per 6.803 ...

#### Solution Summary

The attached solution provides a guide on the calculation of prevalence rate, incident rate and case fatality rate for the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong during the period January-June 2003,
The guide takes the student through the formulas for calculating these health markers as required by the question.
The student will use the formulas and examples given to work through the missing information in order to give the numerical answers required.

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