mortality

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mortality:

see vital statisticsvital statistics,
primarily records of the number of births and deaths in a population. Other factors, such as number of marriages and causes of death, by age groups, are regularly included.
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mortality

1. great loss of life, as in war or disaster
2. the number of deaths in a given period
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Professor John Ioannidis, senior author on the paper, says: "Our comprehensive overview shows that documented reductions in disease-specific mortality in randomized trials of screening for major diseases are uncommon.
Major Finding: Radical prostatectomy compared with observation produced a 3% absolute reduction in all-cause and disease-specific mortality.
Major Finding: Women with type 2 diabetes in the highest quintile of bran consumption had a 28% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 35% H lower risk of cardiovascular disease-specific mortality than women in the lowest quintile.
The retrospective study was described as the first to assess disease-specific mortality risk in the era of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening.
One important finding was the observation that the reduction in disease-specific mortality was greatest among patients younger than 65 years of age.