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death rate

 

Definition: an estimate of the proportion of the population that dies during a specified period, usually a year; the numerator is the number of people dying, the denominator is the number in the population, usually an estimate of the number at the midperiod.

Synonym(s): crude death rate, lethality rate, mortality rate, mortality2

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