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American English: /ˈprɛv(ə)ləns/
British English: /ˈprɛv(ə)l(ə)ns/
, /ˈprɛvəl(ə)ns/, /ˈprɛvələns/

Translation of prevalence in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (widespread occurrence) the prevalence of this opinion among the young
    la preponderancia or el grado de difusión de esta opinión entre los jóvenes
    the increasing prevalence of divorce/violent crime
    el número cada vez mayor de divorcios/delitos de violencia
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (predominance) prevalence over something
    predominio sobre algo

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