prevalence
prev·a·lencenoun
- The condition of being prevalent.
- Medicine The total number of cases of a disease in a given population at a specific time.
prevalence
Noun
(countable and uncountable, plural prevalences)
- The quality or condition of being prevalent; superior strength, force, or influence; general existence, reception, or practice; wide extension; as the prevalence of virtue, of a fashion, or of a disease; the prevalence of a rumor.
- (epidemiology) The total number of cases of a disease in the given statistical population at a given time.
- (epidemiology) The total number of cases of a disease in the given statistical population at a given time, divided by the number of individuals in the population.