The rate at which a certain event occurs (e.g., the number of new cases of a specific disease occurring during a certain period). The most important reason for disease registries (such as cancer registries) is determining incidence, for without incidence it is impossible to evaluate the descriptive epidemiology of disease within a population, between populations, and over time.
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