Definition of death rate in English:

death rate


  • The ratio of deaths to the population of a particular area or during a particular period of time, usually calculated as the number of deaths per one thousand people per year.

    ‘improved diets have reduced death rates’
    • ‘That trend and a soaring death rate are helping reduce Russia's population at a rapid rate.’
    • ‘Improved health services have decreased the infant mortality rate and the general death rate.’
    • ‘If the death rate in Bristol in this period had been the same as the average of other units, only 24 babies would have died.’
    • ‘Statistics show that the death rate among lonely people is twice that of more emotionally fulfilled people.’
    • ‘At the same time, the death rate from injuries and homicides among men fell 40 per cent.’
    • ‘Keep in mind that the death rate varies as a function of age and the death rate is higher in the elderly.’
    • ‘Those at the bottom suffered three times the death rate of those at the top.’
    • ‘Some argue that boxing has a lower death rate per year from acute injury than other sports.’
    • ‘We should start to see the death rate and the injury rate on New Zealand roads reducing even further.’
    • ‘If the vaccinations are not done, the death rate could easily match that of the 1991 outbreak, he said.’
    • ‘The dramatic rise in fuel costs means there is a real and significant danger that the winter death rate could rise even higher.’
    • ‘After introducing an extensive programme of sport in schools it has cut its death rate by 75%.’
    • ‘The death rate for heroin addicts is between 10 and 20 times higher than the rest of the population of the same age.’
    • ‘They said the analysis proved screening reduced the death rate by 21 per cent.’
    • ‘States don't have all the resources they need, and that is contributing to the high death rate, he said.’
    • ‘Other advances in technology and good antenatal care have reduced the death rate.’
    • ‘The new figures mean the widely-accepted death rate in Scotland of nine patients a week has been revised to 36.’
    • ‘While the death rate from coronary heart disease is falling, the number of people living with the disease is increasing.’
    • ‘Forecasts that change the assumed attack rate or the death rate will yield different predictions.’
    • ‘They said the virus was likely to come to Scotland and that the death rate could be much higher than has previously been predicted.’


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