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mor·tal·i·ty rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deathrate, death rate, mortality, mortality rate, fatality ratenoun

    the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year

Wiktionary

  1. mortality ratenoun

    The number of deaths per given unit of population over a given period of time.

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  1. Mortality rate

    Mortality rate, or death rate,: 189, 69  is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time. Mortality rate is typically expressed in units of deaths per 1,000 individuals per year; thus, a mortality rate of 9.5 (out of 1,000) in a population of 1,000 would mean 9.5 deaths per year in that entire population, or 0.95% out of the total. It is distinct from "morbidity", which is either the prevalence or incidence of a disease, and also from the incidence rate (the number of newly appearing cases of the disease per unit of time).: 189 An important specific mortality rate measure is the crude death rate, which looks at mortality from all causes in a given time interval for a given population. As of 2020, for instance, the CIA estimates that the crude death rate globally will be 7.7 deaths per 1,000 people in a population per year. In a generic form,: 189  mortality rates can be seen as calculated using ( d / p ) ⋅ 10 n {\displaystyle (d/p)\cdot 10^{n}} , where d represents the deaths from whatever cause of interest is specified that occur within a given time period, p represents the size of the population in which the deaths occur (however this population is defined or limited), and 10 n {\displaystyle 10^{n}} is the conversion factor from the resulting fraction to another unit (e.g., multiplying by 10 3 {\displaystyle 10^{3}} to get mortality rate per 1,000 individuals).: 189 

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  1. mortality rate

    Mortality rate is a measure of the number of deaths in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time. It is typically expressed as deaths per 1,000 or 100,000 individuals per year. It can be used to understand the health status or the effect of a disease or health condition on a population.

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  1. Mortality rate

    Mortality rate is a measure of the number of deaths in a population. Scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time. Mortality rate is typically expressed in units of deaths per 1000 individuals per year; thus, a mortality rate of 9.5 in a population of 1,000 would mean 9.5 deaths per year in that entire population, or 0.95% out of the total. It is distinct from morbidity rate, which refers to the number of individuals in poor health during a given time period or the number of newly appearing cases of the disease per unit of time. The term "mortality" is also sometimes inappropriately used to refer to the number of deaths among a set of diagnosed hospital cases for a disease or injury, rather than for the general population of a country or ethnic group. This disease mortality statistic is more precisely referred to as "case fatality rate". One distinguishes: ⁕The crude death rate, the total number of deaths per year per 1000 people. As of July 2009 the crude death rate for the whole world is about 8.37 per 1000 per year according to the current CIA World Factbook. ⁕The perinatal mortality rate, the sum of neonatal deaths and fetal deaths per 1000 births.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mortality rate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mortality rate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mortality rate in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Reiner:

    But to show you what the stakes are, the patients in that trial who received dexamethasone and derived a benefit still had a 23 % 28-day mortality rate. So almost a quarter of the patients treated with dexamethasone were dead by a month out.

  2. Isabelle Defourny:

    The high mortality rate is tragic for the populations and makes it even harder to contain the epidemic because the patients, in the absence of effective treatments, are understandably reticent about coming to centres.

  3. Chris Wallace:

    Number one low mortality rate.

  4. Isabelle Defourny:

    The high mortality rate is tragic for the populations and makes it even harder to contain the epidemic because the patients, in the absence of effective treatments, are understandably reticent about coming to centers.

  5. Chris Wallace:

    I heard we have one of the lowest, maybe the lowest, mortality rate anywhere in the world.


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