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mortality rate

Definition of Mortality Rate

(noun) The rate of deaths in a population over a year expressed per 1000.

Mortality Rate Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: mor·tal·i·ty rate

Audio Pronunciation

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– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /mor-tAl-uh-tee rAYt/
  • British English – /maw-tAl-i-tee rAYt/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /mɔrˈtæləti reɪt/
  • British English – /mɔːˈtælɪti reɪt/

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Works Consulted

Brinkerhoff, David, Lynn White, Suzanne Ortega, and Rose Weitz. 2011. Essentials of Sociology. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Griffiths, Heather, Nathan Keirns, Eric Strayer, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Gail Scaramuzzo, Tommy Sadler, Sally Vyain, Jeff Bry, Faye Jones. 2016. Introduction to Sociology 2e. Houston, TX: OpenStax.

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Cite the Definition of Mortality Rate

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “mortality rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 24, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/mortality-rate/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

mortality rate. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/mortality-rate/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “mortality rate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 24, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/mortality-rate/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“mortality rate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Sep. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mortality-rate/>.