Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease

Salim S. Abunnaja, Juan A. Sanchez

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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
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781439882016
ISBN (Print)9781439882009
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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