Waarom de incidentie van aangeboren en erfelijke afwijkingen meestal nul is

Translated title of the contribution: Why the incidence of congenital and hereditary disorders is usually zero

M. C. Cornel*, L. P. Ten Kate

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Abstract

Incidence is a frequency measure for quantifying new cases of a disease, and prevalence quantifies patients who already have a particular disorder. An exception to this rule is the frequency of congenital and hereditary disorders. If this frequency is expressed as the proportion of the number of births, prevalence is appropriate. Incidence is a meaningful measure only when used to indicate the frequency with which such a disorder is diagnosed during life, as opposed to the frequency with which it originates.

Translated title of the contributionWhy the incidence of congenital and hereditary disorders is usually zero
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume141
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 1997

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