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prevalence

Syllabification: prev·a·lence
Pronunciation: /ˈprev(ə)ləns
 
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Definition of prevalence in English:

noun

The fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness: the prevalence of obesity in adults
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  • Ireland currently has the highest prevalence of asthma in Europe and it is still on the increase.
  • Average HIV prevalences in the adult population of most sub-Saharan African countries are 25 percent.
  • They also declined in prevalence as the population became more urban than rural.
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