Incidence rates in dynamic populations

Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;41(5):1472-9. doi: 10.1093/ije/dys142.


The purpose of the present article is to explain the calculation of incidence rates in dynamic populations with the use of simple mathematical and statistical concepts. The first part will consider incidence rates in dynamic populations, and how they can best be taught in basic, intermediate and advanced courses. The second part will briefly explain how and why incidence rates are calculated in cohorts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Population Dynamics*
  • Research Design*