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death rate

see POPULATION.

death rate

the number of people in a POPULATION who die per thousand per year. In 2004, for example, the UK death rate was 10 people per 1,000 of the population. The difference between this rate and the BIRTH RATE is used to calculate the rate of growth of the population of a country over time. The death rate tends to decline as a country attains higher levels of economic development. See DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION.
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A recent report released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 23, 2019, analyzed trends on death rates in young and middle aged people between 2012 to 2017 that led them to also know the differences in life expectancy among white, black and Hispanic populations.
Curtin and Elizabeth Arias, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville, Maryland, describe trends in age-adjusted death rates from 2000 through 2017 for Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic black adults aged 25 years and older.
The Fiscal Year 2018 death rate in ICE immigration detention was 2.3 per 100,000 detainees, a 39% drop relative to the rate for FY2017.
Age-Adjusted Death Rates * from Diabetes Mellitus ([dagger]) as Underlying or Contributing Cause Among Adults Aged [greater than or equal to] 65 Years, by Race/Ethnicity--National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2004-2017
Between 1985 and 1987, the average melanoma death rate for British men was 1.48 per 100,000 of the population.
The nation's cancer death rate was increasing until the early 1990s.
The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that overall cancer death rates continue to decline in men, women, and children in the United States in all major racial and ethnic groups.
Kisumu stands fifth with a death rate of 14.1, Homa Bay is seventh with 13.5, followed by Migori with 13.In second place countrywide is Vihiga with a death rate of 17 per 1,000 people, followed by Elgeyo-Marakwet (15) and Taita-Taveta (14.7).
The 2017 premature death rate measure has increased from 7,054 in 2016, and from 6,997 in 2015.
The Vital Signs report did not detail why progress on the stroke death rate may have stalled, but CDC noted the importance of increasing efforts to reduce stroke deaths by clearly identifying risk factors, geographic trends and other factors that may be contributing.
Between 1999 and 2007, the drug overdose death rate for the age group more than doubled, but then fell by 26 percent between 2007-2014.
A study of staffing levels in National Health Service hospitals found that in trusts where registered nurses had six or fewer patients to care for, the death rate for patients with medical conditions was 20% lower than in those where they had more than 10.