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Examples of incidence in a Sentence
an increased incidence of diabetes
a high incidence of criminal behavior
Recent Examples of incidence from the Web
To get around the sustainability issue overall, the report suggests that biotech companies focus on diseases or conditions that seem to be becoming more common and/or are already high-incidence.
The Network Against Domestic Abuse has diligently worked to reduce the incidence of domestic violence providing assistance to adult victims and their children and through education to our youth in the schools.
Using data from 5300 premature babies in the NICU at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Puopolo showed that those born via C-section had one-twelfth the incidence of sepsis.
The tennis player must raise the hamstring's fatigue threshold, due to the higher incidence of deceleration experienced on a clay surface and overwork by the quadriceps.
Tracking of benign brain tumors, such as acoustic neuromas, was initiated in 2004 by investigators at the institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results program, which monitors and publishes statistics on cancer incidence rates.
Here's a sobering fact: Since the 1980s, incidences of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled.
In a follow-up trial, results of which were published in 2011, patients given the drug had nearly half the incidence of AF as those not receiving it.
Toothpaste is another matter, and Hammock points out that the concentration of triclosan is low in Colgate Total, while, at the same time, the incidence of gingivitis is high enough to warrant the compound’s inclusion.
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Did You Know?
The words incident, incidence, and instance may seem similar (and, in fact, incident and incidence are closely related), but they are not used identically. In current use, incidence usually means "rate of occurrence" and is often qualified in some way ("a high incidence of diabetes"). Incident usually refers to a particular event, often something unusual or unpleasant ("many such incidents go unreported"). Instance suggests a particular occurrence that is offered as an example ("another instance of bureaucratic bumbling"); it can also be synonymous with case ("many instances in which the wrong form was submitted"). The plural incidences sometimes occurs in such contexts as "several recent incidences of crime," but this use is often criticized as incorrect.
First Known Use of incidence
INCIDENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incidence for English Language Learners
: the number of times something happens or develops : the rate at which something occurs
: the angle at which a ray (such as a ray of light) hits a surface
medical Definition of incidence
- diseases of domestic incidence
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