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Mortality rate   /mɔrtˈæləti reɪt/   Listen
Mortality rate

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

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"Mortality rate" Quotes from Famous Books

... has, Mr. McKaye," the doctor replied gravely; "provided he'll fight. You will understand that in typhoid fever the mortality rate is rather high—as high as thirty per cent. However, in the case of Donald, who is a husky athlete, I should place the odds at about ten to one that he'll survive an attack of even more than moderate severity. That is," he added, "under the most ...
— Kindred of the Dust • Peter B. Kyne

Words linked to "Mortality rate" :   neonatal mortality, rate, infant mortality, infant deathrate

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