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 incidence of cancer in black women was slightly lower than that of whites, but the death rate during 2011 to 2015 was 42 percent higher in black women.
In 2004, after its maternal death rate spiked, California set up such a committee.
The death rate after amputations at urban teaching hospitals was 41%, compared with only 11% for rural patients who had surgery and post-op care at home.
The state has the highest drug overdose death rate in the country.
At times like these, when the economy is strong and unemployment is low, research has found that death rates rise.
The death rate is highest among children under five.
Breast cancer death rates continue to drop nationwide, but the disease remains deadliest for African-American women, according to the latest report from the American Cancer Society.
In fact, the committee's report claims Mentor's child death rate is 42% higher than the national average.
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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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