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1. Improvements in diagnostic criteria will decrease the prevalence of the health condition, as doctors, clinicians and medical facilities improve their process of diagnosis, more people become diagnosed with disease. 2. Shorter duration of a health condition will decrease the prevalence, since when a disease has a short duration, the existing number of people with the disease at any given time may be less. 3. Decrease in the incidence of the health condition will decrease the prevalence of the health condition, as if incidence decreases; this means that there are less new cases of disease that develop. This could decrease the existing number of cases in the population during this time. 4. Loss of healthy people from the population for other reasons will increase the prevalence of the health condition, because prevalence measures the frequency of existing disease, it is directly affected if the total population becomes smaller. If the base of the population is smaller, then the prevalence rate of any disease could increase.
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