What Is a Morbidity Rate? - Definition, Formula & Calculation


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1. To determine the incidence of breast cancer in South Dakota in 2004, the numerator would be _____.

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1. To determine the incidence of pancreatic cancer in men in South Carolina in 2010, the denominator would be _____.

2. To determine the prevalence of pancreatic cancer in 1997 in California, the numerator would be _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Morbidity rates are useful for tracking the incident and death statistics for specific diseases and other events in a general population. You can learn about how morbidity rates are calculated with this quiz and worksheet. Some points you'll be tested on include morbidity rate components and how to use them for the morbidity calculation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Identifying the numerator and denominator for specific rates
  • How the numerator and denominator are used to calculate rates
  • What decreases in morbidity rates represent

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - accurately recall the associated lesson's main points on how to calculate morbidity rates
  • Knowledge application - apply your understanding of morbidity rates to determine the numerator or denominator in specific scenarios, as well as their significance to the calculation
  • Information recall - use your knowledge of morbidity rates to determine specific rates and their components from the problems given in the quiz questions

Additional Learning

Go over more facts on morbidity rates with the associated lesson called What is a Morbidity Rate? - Definition, Formula & Calculation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Morbidity rates defined
  • Understanding incidence
  • The numerator and denominator of morbidity rates
  • Calculating prevalence