Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Prevalence

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3122

The frequency of occurrence. In ecology, the proportion of inhabitable sites or areas inhabited by an organism. With respect to epizootiology, the total number of cases of a particular disease at a given moment of time, in a given population.

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