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Death rate   /dɛθ reɪt/   Listen
Death rate

The ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year.  Synonyms: deathrate, fatality rate, mortality, mortality rate.

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"Death rate" Quotes from Famous Books

... numbers. Numerous disastrous outbreaks of typhoid fever have been traced to contamination of water. Coupled with the sanitary improvement of a city's water supply, there is diminution of typhoid fever cases, and a noticeable lowering of the death rate. Many cities and villages are dependent for their water upon rivers and lakes into which surface drainage finds its way, with all contaminating substances. Mechanical sedimentation and filtration greatly improve waters ...
— Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value • Harry Snyder

... living were crowded together in many-storied houses, airless and gloomy; the dead were buried close at hand in crowded churchyards. Such unsanitary conditions must have been responsible for much of the sickness that was prevalent. The high death rate could only be offset by a birth rate correspondingly high, and by the constant influx ...

... not forgotten. Our welfare workers follow the young mother home and find out if the children are all right and well taken care of. We have done even more in the war than before for our babies and the infant death rate is falling. We have established excellent creches and nurseries ...
— Women and War Work • Helen Fraser

... funds in hand to relieve its members of an assessment when otherwise they might be overburdened, because the death rate fluctuates in different years. Or again, in case of a depleted membership from any cause, the assessment company would need funds in hand to supply any deficiency in the proceeds of an assessment below the face of the maturing obligation. For either purpose ...
— The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 5 • Various

... hundreds of thousands of women who die because pregnancy has complicated serious diseases, Dr. Meigs finds that "in 1913, the death rate per 100,000 of the population from all conditions caused by childbirth was little lower than that from typhoid fever. This rate would be almost quadrupled if only the group of the population which can be affected, ...
— Woman and the New Race • Margaret Sanger

... the week that followed encouraging and cheering reports of the abatement of the plague were heard by those living on the outskirts of the stricken city; and when the next week's bill showed a further enormous decrease in the death rate, Mary Harmer permitted Joseph to pay a visit home, his return being eagerly waited for in the cottage. He came just as the early twilight was drawing in, and his face was bright ...
— The Sign Of The Red Cross • Evelyn Everett-Green

Words linked to "Death rate" :   mortality, rate, fatality rate, infant mortality, neonatal mortality, infant deathrate, mortality rate, infant mortality rate, neonatal mortality rate

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