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    What is the difference between incidence and prevalence? Present supportive details in your explanation.

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    Epidemiology
    What is the difference between incidence and prevalence? Present supportive details in your explanation.

    Incidence and prevalence are very closely related. Prevalence is defined as the proportion of a population with a problem at a designated time. For example, the prevalence of chronic disease in general population is growing because both the higher incidence of chronic diseases and the longer survival of patients with chronic diseases resulting from modern treatments. If the death rates drop, then the time that patients live with chronic disease will grow and even a low ...

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    Incidence and prevalence are very closely related. Prevalence is defined as the proportion of a population with a problem at a designated time. For example, the prevalence of chronic disease in general population is growing because both the higher incidence of chronic diseases and the longer survival of patients with chronic diseases resulting from modern treatments.

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