incidence incidence  /ˈɪn sə dəns/


  1. (n) the relative frequency of occurrence of something
  2. (n) the striking of a light beam on a surface


  1. A look at the incidence rate of breast cancer by country as of 2002.
  2. Here's a look at the incidence rate of breast cancer by country as of 2002.
  3. A look at the incidence rate of breast cancer by country as of 2002.


  1. New therapy target for kids' fever-induced seizures

    ( Northwestern University ) Fever-induced childhood seizures can be terrifying for parents and carry a long-term risk to brain development. Scientists haven't known what mechanism triggers the seizures. Now they've identified a new key factor, leading to a new therapeutic target. They also found nimodipine, a commonly available L-type calcium-channel blocker, dramatically reduced the incidence ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Is There an Epidemic of Nudity on Prime-Time TV?

    Even as the audience for broadcast network television is on an irreversible decline, the incidence of nudity in prime time is on the rise. If departing viewers knew about the latest findings of the Parents Television Council (PTC) — which released a study last week predicting that nudity on the networks will increase 61%, even in shows rated as kid-friendly — they’d surely return in droves. Not ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  3. Bath salt cases see dramatic decline at SouthCoast ERs

    The incidence of emergency room visits due to bath salt consumption has declined dramatically, SouthCoast emergency room officials report, thanks in part to new laws banning the substance.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times


  1. "We stand ready to work with you to put the appropriate processes in place, including a national modification standard, to reduce the incidence of foreclosure and to encourage long-term, sustainable home mortgages," Dimon wrote.
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Jamie Dimon Source: FOXNews

  2. "In recent years, several African countries have made dramatic strides in malaria control, but the most affected nations remain off track to reach the goal of halting and reversing the incidence of the disease," Ban said. "We need desperately...
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Reuters South Africa

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