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The fact or condition of being prevalent; commonness.‘the prevalence of obesity in adults’
commonness, currency, widespread presence, generality, pervasiveness, universality, extensiveness, ubiquity, ubiquitousnessrampancy, rifenessfrequency, regularityfamiliarity, acceptancepopularity, fashionablenessView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Thus, use of current estimates for the prevalence of passive exposure is again conservative.’
- ‘As our population ages, the prevalence of aortic stenosis inevitably rises.’
- ‘They also declined in prevalence as the population became more urban than rural.’
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