Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease

Salim S. Abunnaja, Juan A. Sanchez

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Abstract

The terms incidence, prevalence, coronary heart disease, coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular disease, as used in this chapter (Wilson and Douglas 2012), are defined as follows: Prevalence-The number of existing cases of a disease divided by the total population at a point in time. Incidence-The number of new cases of a disease over a period of time divided by the population at risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiovascular Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationNutritional and Therapeutic Interventions
PublisherCRC Press
Pages3-18
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781439882016
ISBN (Print)9781439882009
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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