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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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With the morning twilight Aylmer opened his eyes upon his wife's face and recognized the symbol of imperfection; and when they sat together at the evening hearth his eyes wandered stealthily to her cheek, and beheld, flickering with the blaze of the wood fire, the spectral hand that wrote mortality where he would fain have worshipped.
Save on your account, my dearest Aylmer," observed his wife, "I might wish to put off this birthmark of mortality by relinquishing mortality itself in preference to any other mode.
I have since thought it probable, however, that the Typees, either desirous of removing from their sight the evidences of mortality, or prompted by a taste for rural beauty, may have some charming cemetery situation in the shadowy recesses along the base of the mountains.
The royal phantom also carried a ghostly manuscript round its truncheon, to which it had the appearance of occasionally referring, and that, too, with an air of anxiety and a tendency to lose the place of reference which were suggestive of a state of mortality.
I do not know why I should fear death, I who have died twice and am still alive; but yet I have the same horror of it as you who have never died, and it is because of this terror of death, I believe, that I am so convinced of my mortality.
I think it is time to stop this torrent of mortality.
KARACHI -- Pakistan is the riskiest place to be born in in the world as measured by its newborn mortality rate.
Objective: To explore the gender sensitive dimensions of the impacts of heat on mortality in Pakistan using annual time series data from 1972 to 2015 to frame effective health policy and create awareness among masses.
Bangladesh has brought down the child mortality rate by 73 percent over the last 25 years side by side with already achieving, according to the UNICEF report, the target of reducing under-five mortality rates, reports BSS.
MORTALITY from systemic lupus erythematosus has declined since 1968 in the United States, but not as markedly as rates of death from other causes, according to a study in Annals of Internal Medicine.
However, the gender gap in mortality has narrowed over the past 20 years which may be due to increasing use of PCI in women.
Objective: A retrospective audit of the trend of mortality in the general surgery service at our hospital over the last decade was conducted to reflect the complexity of cases being seen.