Definition of Mortality Rate
Mortality Rate Pronunciation
Syllabification: mor·tal·i·ty rate
- 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/
- Plural: mortality rates
- The mortality rate is one of several rates called social statistics studied by sociologists in addition to the birth rate, divorce rate, and fertility rate.
- Also called:
- death rate (deathrate)
- fatality rate
- Death and Dying Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “mortality” and “rate” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- empirical evidence
- population composition
- population pyramid
- spurious correlation
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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 November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/mortality-rate/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“mortality rate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/mortality-rate/>.