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Term: Incident

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-03-25


A new case (e.g., first diagnosis) of a specific disease, condition, or event within a specified time period. Incidence can be used to determine causality of diseases and to define and compare disease-specific cohorts.

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