mortality rate


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mortality rate

[mȯr′tal·əd·ē ‚rāt]
(medicine)
For a given period of time, the ratio of the number of deaths occurring per 1000 population. Also known as death rate.

mortality rate

see DEATH RATE.
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Between 2001 and 2011, the female prisoner mortality rate fluctuated from 127 to 172 deaths per 100,000 female prisoners.
Rodolfo Stusser, a Miami doctor and consultant, said he's done just what Gonzalez alluded to in his ASCE speech: While working in Las Tunas province in the early 1970s, his unit would record after-birth deaths as fetal deaths "to meet government goals to reduce the infant mortality rate," he said.
We are obviously pleased with the improvements in mortality rates seen so far this year, and it is testament to the efforts of all our staff, but we are still some distance from where we want to be.
Vitamin D levels above 20 ng/mL were not associated with lower mortality rates in patients with and without kidney disease; however, levels below 12 ng/mL were associated with higher mortality rates in these patients, according to the results of an oblervational study.
Both ONS and the WHO publish mortality rates using a statistical method called indirect standardisation, which allows meaningful comparison of mortality rates between areas by accounting for differences in the age structure of their populations.
WASHINGTON, April 30 -- AIDS, smoking and obesity are reversing progress made in helping people live longer around the world, with mortality rates worsening over the past 20 years in 37 countries, researchers reported on Thursday.
The perinatal (death of a foetus) mortality rate per 1,000 pregnancies rose from 8.
We made the following assumptions to estimate mortality from counts of recent boxes: (1) time since death (TSD) is between one and two weeks; (2) the instantaneous (1-wk) mortality rate is constant from June to October; and (3) the cumulative natural mortality from October through May is negligible.
As part of legislation passed in 2000, the state has hired the Massachusetts Data Analysis Center at Harvard Medical School to take records provided by hospitals, assess the risk profiles of individual patients and then produce a mortality rate that accounts for how sick the patient is before surgery.
However, researchers at Australia's University of Sydney are unsure of whether the vision loss occurs as a result of the ageing process or if the conditions of the disease increase an individual's mortality rate.
The excess mortality rate was higher than that for industrialized nations in the Northern Hemisphere but lower than that for less industrialized countries in Asia and Africa.
He said: "This review has resulted in a dramatic improvement in the trust's standardised mortality rate since August 2006.