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.
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The first numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to break down 2016 mortality along geographic and racial lines reveal that the drug death rate is rising most steeply among blacks, with those between ages 55 and 64 hit hardest.
Your infant mortality rate jumped dramatically last year, and the death rate of African American babies is twice that of white ones.
Our obsession with incarceration is one: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health found the overdose death rate is 120 times higher for people released from prisons and jails in its state.
Among black women, the death rate was 42% higher than among white women from 2011 to 2015.
And the death rate is accelerating. The same dynamic holds true for another favorite supervillain: the super-rich.
The death rate is particularly high among children under five.
The death rate from drug overdoses rose 18 percent a year from 2014 to 2016, the team reported.
American life expectancy at birth declined for the second consecutive year in 2016, fueled by a staggering 21 percent rise in the death rate from drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
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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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