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Prevalence

Prev´a`lence
n.1.The quality or condition of being prevalent; superior strength, force, or influence; general existence, reception, or practice; wide extension; as, the prevalence of virtue, of a fashion, or of a disease; the prevalence of a rumor.
The duke better knew what kind of argument were of prevalence with him.
- Clarendon.
Noun1.prevalence - the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread; "he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future"
2.prevalence - (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population
3.prevalence - a superiority in numbers or amount; "there is a preponderance of Blacks in our prisons"
Synonyms: preponderance

the number of people in a given group or population who are reported to have a disease.

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