Examples of death rate in a Sentence
There was a decline in the country's death rate after its health care improved.
Lung cancer death rates are up.
The death rate from accidents is rising.
Recent Examples of death rate from the Web
In this country of 45 million, the annual death rate exceeds the number of live births.
That’s credited with decreasing the Army’s death rate from extremity bleeding from 7.8 percent to 2.6 percent during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
The figure is an improvement over the 44 percent higher death rate in 2011.
But death rates from the disease were higher elsewhere — in parts of South and Southwest Philadelphia with lower incomes and higher African American populations.
No, the reasons for the increase in death rates and decreases in life expectancy resist any clear governmental solution.
The county's annual overdose death rate since 2011 trails the state average.
Many Southern states also have above average death rates from traffic accidents.
Some researchers have found that death rates fall during recessions.
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First Known Use of death rate
DEATH RATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of death rate for English Language Learners
: 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
medical Definition of death rate
- After five years, those receiving the drug suffered 32 percent fewer fatal heart attacks, and their overall death rate was 22 percent lower than that of the men who were given the placebo.
- —Isadore Rosenfeld, Vogue, February 1996
- Ebola is infamous for being highly contagious and causing death rates as high as 90 percent in some human outbreaks.
- —Brendan Borrell, Scientific American, September 2009
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