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mortality

 [mor-tal´ĭ-te]
the quality of being mortal.
2. the ratio of actual deaths to expected deaths.

mor·tal·i·ty

(mōr-tal'i-tē),
1. The state of being mortal.
2. Synonym(s): death rate
3. A fatal outcome.
[L. mortalitas, fr. mors (mort-), death]

mortality

/mor·tal·i·ty/ (mor-tal´it-e)
1. the quality of being mortal.
2. see death rate, under rate.
3. the ratio of actual deaths to expected deaths.

mortality

Etymology: L, mortalis, perishable
1 the condition of being subject to death.
2 the death rate, which reflects the number of deaths per unit of population in any specific region, age group, disease, or other classification, usually expressed as deaths per 1000, 10,000, or 100,000.

mortality

(1) Death, see there.
(2) Mortality rate, see there.

mortality

Death rate Epidemiology A health statistic that corresponds to the total number of deaths per unit time in a population divided by the population's number, ergo deaths/1000 population. See Infant mortality, Neonatal mortality, Operative mortality, Post-neonatal mortality, Proportionate mortality.
Mortality–data of interest
Leading causes of mortality–US Cardiovascular–ASHD and aneurysm disease 39%, CA 22%, CVAs 7.6%, accidents 4.6%, pneumonia or influenza 3%, lung disease 3%, DM-related 1.8%, suicide 1.4%, cirrhosis 1.3%, nephritis 1.0%, homicide 1.0%, etc to 100%
Mortality rate in viral infections Rabies 99%, HIV 50+%, Ebola 20-80%, HBV 3-5%, polio ± 0.1%
Mortality < age 19 Fatal injuries–MVAs 47%–33% occupants, 8% pedestrians, homicide 13%–usually firearms, suicide 9.6%–?:/, 4:1, drowning 9%–most common in those < age 4, 90% in residential pools, fire/burns 7%–most < age 4, black:white ratio, 3:1  

mor·tal·i·ty

(mōr-tal'i-tē)
1. The state of being mortal.
2. Synonym(s): death rate.
3. A fatal outcome.

mor·tal·i·ty

(mōr-tal'i-tē)
1. State of being mortal.
2. A fatal outcome.

mortality,

n the death rate.

mortality

1. the quality of being mortal.
2. death as a statistic.

embryonic mortality
see early embryonic mortality.
mortality rate
the death rate; the ratio of the total number of deaths to the total number of the population during a specified time period. Commonly used specific mortality rates include disease, case fatality, neonatal, perinatal and preweaning mortality rates.
The rate may also be expressed as a standardized rate, when it is stated as a ratio of the expected death rate in a standard group of animals. It may also be expressed as a proportional rate, when it is stated as a proportion of all of deaths due to all causes in the group.
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During the second as well as the third period, the same trend as that of the first period was observed with respect to embryonic mortality.
The embryonic mortality of breeder hens was significantly (P [less than or equal to] 0.
Impact of high dietary vomitoxin on yolk yield and embryonic mortality.