Definition of Death rate

1. Noun. The ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year.

Definition of Death rate

1. Noun. mortality rate ¹

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Medical Definition of Death rate

1. The number of deaths in the population divided by the average population (or the population at midyear) is the crude death rate. In 1994, for example, the crude death rate per 1,000 population was 8.8 in the United States, 7.1 in Australia, etc. A death rate can also be tabulated according to age or cause. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Death Rate

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death grunt
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death panel
death panels
death penalty
death phase
death rate (current term)
death rattle
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Literary usage of Death rate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The correlation of the fetal death rate with dustfall was .58. ... Regression 1 (Table 3) shows how the total death rate in 1960 varies with air pollution ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"In the last ten years the average death-rate from measles has been higher than in the previous ten years. These facts have led to the re-opening of the ..."

3. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1916)
"At some future time we may be able to investigate the death rate of groups ... DEATH AMONG NEGROES The death rate of whites in these States fell from 17.0 ..."

4. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"CONTENTS: PAGE PAGE I.—The Decline in the English Death-Rate . 193 IV.—Mean Duration of Life, and Mean After-Lifetime (Expectation of Life) at Various Ages ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The highest birth rate was in 1847, when there was one birth to 32 persons ; the lowest death rate in 1845 and 1850, when there was one death to 48 persons ..."

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