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Term to be defined Definition Synonyms & Keywords
Mortality - "The quality of being mortal, or being subject to death." (B125, B549)

- "The statistic of death." (B549)

- Mortality or the mortality rate is the number of deaths in a given area, or period of time, or from a particular cause (B125); the incidence of death in a given period of time within a population; (B290) the ratio of number of deaths to total number of individuals in the population. (B549)

The mortality rate for a disease, or the case fatality rate, is the ratio of the number of deaths from that disease to the total number of cases of the disease in the population. (B549)

- Proportional mortality rate is the number of deaths due to a particular cause as a proportion of all deaths in the population. (B549)