death rate


death rate

noun

: a number that shows how many people died in a particular place or during a particular time

: the number of deaths from a specific cause in a particular area during a particular time period

Full Definition of DEATH RATE

:  the ratio between deaths and individuals in a specified population and time

Examples of DEATH RATE

  1. There was a decline in the country's death rate after its health care improved.
  2. Lung cancer death rates are up.
  3. The death rate from accidents is rising.

First Known Use of DEATH RATE

1852

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death rate

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEATH RATE

: the ratio of deaths to number of individuals in a population usually expressed as number of deaths per hundred or per thousand population for a given time

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