Mortality rate

measure of the number of deaths in a population from a given cause, scaled by population, in a set period of time

Mortality rate is a measurement. It measures the number of deaths in a population.

It is often reported as a number of deaths per 1000 individuals per year. For example, a mortality rate of 9 in a population of 1,000 would mean 9 deaths per year in that entire population.

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