Definition of prevalence
1 : the quality or state of being prevalent
2 : the degree to which something is prevalent; especially : the percentage of a population that is affected with a particular disease at a given time
Examples of prevalence in a Sentence
the prevalence of rumors when hard information is withheld from the public
Recent Examples of prevalence from the Web
In Kansas, the prevalence of overweight dogs is nearly 7 percent higher than the national average.
The prevalence of sexual assault and rape culture has definitely been weighing on my mind heavily recently.
According to HuffPost Australia, Waters was in the middle of feeding her 14-week-old daughter, Alia, when her turn came to speak on a motion addressing the prevalence of black lung disease in the country’s coal miners.
Scientists predicted the prevalence of the disease would jump this summer, and many parents can attest to that scary increase too.
A 2014 National Institute on Drug Abuse study found a much higher prevalence of marijuana use among Native than non-Native students.
According to GlobalWebIndex, a group that researches worldwide internet activity, Turkey has the third-highest VPN prevalence in the world.
Some researchers believe that few formal care options exist in predominantly Latino areas because there isn’t sufficient demand due to cultural factors, such as the prevalence of care by family members.
According to a Huskie Wrestling Family release, the program is being developed in response to the increasing prevalence of sexual violence among youth.
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First Known Use of prevalence
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Definition of prevalence for Students
: the state of happening, being accepted, or being practiced often or over a wide area
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