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prev·a·lence

 (prĕv′ə-ləns)
n.
1. The condition of being prevalent.
2. Medicine The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prevalence - the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread; "he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future"
generality - the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability
currency - general acceptance or use; "the currency of ideas"
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
epidemiology - the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
3.prevalence - a superiority in numbers or amount; "a preponderance of evidence against the defendant"
number, figure - the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals; "he had a number of chores to do"; "the number of parameters is small"; "the figure was about a thousand"

prevalence

noun commonness, frequency, regularity, currency, universality, ubiquity, common occurrence, pervasiveness, extensiveness, widespread presence, rampancy, rifeness the prevalence of asthma in Britain and Western Europe

prevalence

noun
Translations
إنْتِشار، شُيوع
převaha
udbredelse
elterjedtség
útbreiîsla
geçerlilikyaygınlık

prevalence

[ˈprevələns] N
1. (= dominance) → predominio m
2. (= frequency) → frecuencia f

prevalence

[ˈprɛvələns] n [illness, condition] → prévalence f

prevalence

n (= widespread occurrence)Vorherrschen nt, → weite Verbreitung; (of crime, disease)Häufigkeit f; (of fashion, style)Beliebtheit f

prevalence

[ˈprɛvələns] n (of crime, customs, attitude) → larga diffusione f; (of conditions) → prevalere m

prevail

(priˈveil) verb
1. (with over or against) to win or succeed. With God's help we shall prevail over sin and wickedness; Truth must prevail in the end.
2. to be most usual or common. This mistaken belief still prevails in some parts of the country.
preˈvailing adjective
1. most frequent. The prevailing winds are from the west.
2. common or widespread at the present time. the prevailing mood of discontent among young people.
prevalent (ˈprevələnt) adjective
common; widespread. Lung diseases used to be prevalent among miners.
prevalence (ˈprevələns) noun
prevail on/upon
to persuade. Can I prevail on you to stay for supper?

prev·a·lence

n. prevalencia, número de casos en una población afectados por la misma enfermedad en un tiempo determinado.

prevalence

n prevalencia
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Researchers generally agree that self-reports underestimate lifetime prevalence rates of mental ailments.
found that the lifetime prevalence of cannabis use was 42.2%, and of cannabis misuse, 22.5%.
Lifetime prevalence of zoster in about 33%, with annual US incidence of about 1 million episodes.
Differences between men and women are also pronounced: data from western and southern EU member states show lifetime prevalence of major depression in 9% of men and 17% of women.
Overall, studies of female veterans estimate the lifetime prevalence of PTSD at 27 percent, nearly two-thirds higher than the 10 to 12 percent seen in the general population.
(22) were used to compare overall lifetime prevalence rates in parents of children with autism and data from Kessler et al.
In the HBSC study the cross-country average lifetime prevalence rate for cigarette use among 15 year olds was 62.5% for males and 61.3% for females (67.8% for males and 58.9% for females in Russia).
Lifetime prevalence of diagnosed diseases was as follows: cataract, 8.6% (17 million); glaucoma, 2.0% (4 million); macular degeneration, 1.1% (2 million); and diabetic retinopathy, 0.7% (1.3 million).
The researchers found a high lifetime prevalence of nonsuicidal self-harm.
Of particular note was a study which indicated that Lebanon, in years past, has had the lowest lifetime prevalence of suicide ideation in the region and the lowest suicide attempt rates among the clinically depressed.
Although bipolar disorder traditionally has been thought to have a lifetime prevalence of only about 1% in the general population, (7,8) clinical and epidemiologic studies are leading to a substantial upward revision of this estimate.
Of 16,889 respondents to the question regarding lifetime prevalence of asthma, 2341 (13.9%) were reported as having previously been diagnosed, while 1444 (8.5%) met the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists' (CSTE) 1998 uniform case definition for asthma.