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
Gun death rates in the U.S. were 11.2 per 100,000 people in 2015.
In a head-spinning contradiction, famously liberal Massachusetts -- with among the strictest gun-control laws and the lowest shooting-death rate -- is the king of guns.
That's despite losing 1,400 people to drugs in 2016, when federal figures ranked Kentucky's overdose death rate fifth-worst in the nation.
The gun death rate in Israel is low by international standards: about two homicides per 100,000 people in Israel, according to Arye Rattner, a criminologist at the University of Haifa.
That is why the police and EMS workers who rescue those slipping toward death by administering blasts of naloxone — a powerful antidote, without which death rates would be even higher — are almost never thanked.
Do the citizens of other countries where gun death rates are lower have fewer mental health issues, or fewer guns?
This racial gap has continued to widen despite the improvement in the overall infant death rate in our area.
In Baton Rouge, overdose death rates also grew from 2016 to 2017.
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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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