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Prevalence is the study of disease conditions that affect a group of individuals in a community at a same time in a statistical manner. The prevalence data can be used to study the effect of various disease conditions on a community and to know the disease conditions in a particular period of time.
“Prevalence” is the proportion of a population who have or had a specific characteristic in a given time period – in medicine, typically an illness, a condition, or a risk factor such as depression or smoking.
Prevalence is a statistical concept referring to the number of cases of a disease that are present in a particular population at a given time, whereas incidence refers to the number of new cases that develop in a given period of time.
Related Journals of Prevalence
Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health