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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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The Fisher's exact test showed statistical significance of smoking and drinking on the lethality rate (Table 4).
The prognosis was fatal in 35 cases, with a lethality rate of 33.
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The global lethality rate of IPDs in industrialized countries ranges from 15% to 20% among adults, and from 30% to 40% among patients with comorbidities, or older adults whose immunological function is compromised.
4% of patients develop complications, lethality rate reaches 19.
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