Meaning of INCIDENCE in English

INCIDENCE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ great , high

There is a greater ~ of cancer in the families of radiation workers.

▪ peak

▪ low

▪ growing , increased , increasing , rising

▪ decreased , reduced

▪ actual

▪ overall

▪ annual

▪ recorded ( esp. BrE ), reported

the highest reported ~ of air pollution

VERB + INCIDENCE

▪ have , show

The country had the lowest ~ of AIDS cases proportional to its population.

The medical histories of our patients show a high ~ of past diseases.

▪ increase

▪ decrease , reduce

▪ find

They found an increased ~ of childhood leukaemia in some areas.

▪ measure

▪ compare

We compared the ~ of coronary heart disease and total mortality.

▪ analyse/analyze , assess , determine , examine , investigate

▪ explain

The lack of vitamins may explain the higher ~ of heart disease.

INCIDENCE + VERB

▪ increase

▪ decrease , fall

INCIDENCE + NOUN

▪ rate

an ~ rate of 4 or 5 per 10 000 of the population

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ among

the ~ of cancer among people

▪ ~ in

The study noted an increased ~ of heart disease in women.

PHRASES

▪ a decrease in the ~ of sth , an increase in the ~ of sth , a variation in the ~ of sth

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