deathrate, death rate, mortality, mortality rate, fatality rate(noun)
the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
The number of deaths per given unit of population over a given period of time.
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.
The numerical value of mortality rate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of mortality rate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of mortality rate in a Sentence
It is not inevitable. We know that countries can turn around their infant mortality rate.
Black women continue to have the highest mortality rate from breast cancer, followed by white women.
We were surprised to find neither treatment had a significant effect on survival after the first month, and the mortality rate after one year is alarmingly high.
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.
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.
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