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prevalent

adjective  /ˈprev·ə·lənt/ us  
existing commonly or happening frequently: Drought conditions have been prevalent across the area for several years.
prevalence
noun [U]  /ˈprev·ə·ləns/ us  
He was surprised by the prevalence of middle-aged women among the job seekers.
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