This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Infant mortality rate = the number of deaths occurring in babies in their first year of life in an area divided by the number of live births during the period. IMF is crude. Age specific rate meaning it is not influenced by the population age structure. - not usually a gender specific rate (not male/female, just age) Prevalence = no. of existing cases on a specific date/no. of people in the population on this date. Incidence = number of disease onsets/size of the population at risk. - no how to calculate the incidence factor. When a disease has a short duration (flu) incidence may be high, but prevalence may be low. 16:47...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course GEOG 303 taught by Professor Nancyross during the Winter '12 term at McGill.
- Winter '12