mortality table


Definition of mortality table

: an actuarial table based on mortality statistics over a number of years

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Recent Examples on the Web According to the Social Security Administration’s mortality tables, an American man who turned 65 in 2014 (the most recent data available) had no greater risk of dying in the coming year than one who turned 60 in 1990, 55 in 1957, or 50 in 1900. Fortune, "Not Prepared for Retirement? Here’s a Solution: Don’t Retire," 5 June 2018 The use of outdated mortality tables came to light during an earlier stage of the audit when Baker Tilly checked a random sample of pension files, Pechacek said Wednesday in correspondence to Milwaukee County Board supervisors. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Latest Milwaukee County pension mistakes to cost up to $3.3 million to fix," 18 Oct. 2017 That prompted a closer look at the use of mortality tables and led to Wednesday's disclosure of additional costly errors. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Latest Milwaukee County pension mistakes to cost up to $3.3 million to fix," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of mortality table

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Mortality table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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