"Prevalence" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Prevalence".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Prevalence".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prevalence" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Prevalence" was a major or minor topic of these publication.