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death rate

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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 33.65%.
Lethality rate among patients admitted in conscious was 22.2%, in lethargy--26.9%, in stupor--49.1%, in moderate coma--52.5% (p<0.05).
Thus, a protocol could be established to prevent infectious complications, which present a high lethality rate according to the literature.
More than 200 accidents a year--that's about 16 percent of the total--are due to mechanical or maintenance-related causes, although these tend to have a low lethality rate. About half are related to engine and propeller malfunctions of some kind.
Of the 85 deaths (25.6%) due to IPD, meningitis was involved in 43.5% of the cases, with a 48.7% lethality rate (37/76) across all age groups.
(2005) demonstrated that in this case 63.4% of patients develop complications, lethality rate reaches 19.4%, and risk of neoplastic transformation in the remaining parts of colon remains high.
According to a study done from 1985 to 2000 in Campinas region (LIMA et al., 2003), the disease presents a high lethality rate of 49%, since 27 patients from 47 diagnosed as BSF died.
Throughout the 28-year epidemic, the AIDS lethality rate in the studied population was 41.4%.