(noun) “[A] measure of the number of people who die” (OpenStax College 2012).
Audio Pronunciation: (mor·tal·i·ty rates)
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- Plural: mortality rates
- Also called:
- death rate (deathrate)
- fatality rate
OpenStax College. 2012. Demography and Population. Connexions, July 16, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42935/1.5/).