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What is prevalence?

Prevalence quantifies the proportion of individuals in a population who have a disease during a specific time period, while incidence refers to the number of new cases of disease that develop in a population during a specific time period. In disorders of short duration, incidence and prevalence rates may be similar, however with disorders of long duration such as with schizophrenia there can be variation between the two. This topic assesses the prevalence of schizophrenia in veteran populations.

Does the prevalence of schizophrenia in veteran populations?

Moderate quality evidence suggests the current prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorders in elderly veterans in the USA is around 11%.

No reviews were identified that assessed rates in veterans in other regions.

January 2019

Last updated at: 1:19 am, 29th March 2019
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