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prevalence

[′prev·ə·ləns]
(genetics)
The frequency with which a medical condition is found in specific population at a specific time.
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It is well-known that disease prevalence falls the further one gets away from the equator.
I think the findings are exciting, because they suggest that public health interventions to increase education and physical activity and reduce smoking rates and depression could potentially have a really dramatic impact on Alzheimer's disease prevalence over time, so I feel like it gives us a little bit of hope about things we might be able to do now to try to prevent the epidemic we see coming our way," according to Dr.
A community-based study in Ludhiana that involved a step-wise approach to case detection and diagnosis estimated that celiac disease prevalence in this city was at least 1 in 310 individuals (20).
One shortcoming in existing studies of regional variation in heart disease prevalence is dependence on survey populations which largely sample in urban locations and sometimes with restricted populations, such as the BRFSS (Hahn, Heath, & Chang, 1998), the NHIS (Gillum, 1994), special populations such as the Jackson Heart Study (Taylor, Hughes, & Garrison, 2002), and surveys or registries of Native Americans (Levin, Lamar-Welch, Bell, & Caspar, 2002; Rith-Najarian et al.
In 29 chapters, international specialists address transmission routes, genetic identification tools, and case studies of disease prevalence, economic impact, and control in developed and developing countries.
An analysis published in the April 2004 Archives of Ophthalmology by the Eye Disease Prevalence Research Group, a consortium representing several institutions, indicates that low vision or blindness affects 3.
The RTA survey, carried out on the advice of, and supervised by, the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB (ISG), was designed to establish whether the level of bovine TB infection in dead badgers, collected from road accidents, reflected disease prevalence in the badger population in the area.
It was carried out on the advice of and supervised by the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB and was designed to establish whether the level of bovine TB infection in dead badgers, collected from road accidents, reflected disease prevalence in the badger population in the area.
These herds were selected based on criteria that included known Johne's disease prevalence, Salmonella positive status and on-farm disease recording.
It adds: "Infectious disease prevalence in major Iraqi urban areas targeted by coalition bombing (Baghdad, Basrah) undoubtedly has increased since the beginning of Desert Storm.
After comparing animals in the vaccination zone to those in another part of the city, the researchers concluded that the vaccine was indeed keeping disease prevalence down--about 1.
The disease prevalence is estimated to be 50% among gay and bisexual men.