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Related to proportional mortality: proportionate mortality
Etymology: L, pro + portio, part, mortalis, subject to death
a statistical method of relating the number of deaths from a particular condition to all deaths within the same population group for the same period.
values expressed as a proportion of the total number of values in a series.
the patient is a miniature without disproportionate reductions or enlargements of body parts.
a percentage estimate of the morbidity of a disease in a group. See also proportional morbidity.
the mortality rate due to a specific disease in a group expressed as a proportion of all of the causes of death in the group. See also mortality rate.