proportional mortality

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proportional 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.

proportional dwarf
the patient is a miniature without disproportionate reductions or enlargements of body parts.
proportional morbidity
a percentage estimate of the morbidity of a disease in a group. See also proportional morbidity.
proportional mortality
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.
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It should be noted that the occurrence of deaths from external causes with ignored gender in the general population does not undermine the reliability of proportional mortality in this population, since these deaths accounted for only 0.
Initially, in relation to the distribution of deaths by gender, it was observed that, in both populations, men were the majority (and they showed higher proportional mortality both among SDAs and the general population).
Finally, it can be concluded that, between 2003 and 2009, Espirito Santo SDAs show lower proportional mortality from external causes than the general population.
Proportional Mortality of Deaths from External Causes of Adventists and the general population of Espirito Santo occurred between 2003 and 2009.
Absolute number (N) of deaths and proportional mortality (%), according to groups of underlying cause of death, by sex.
In Figures 2-4, infant mortality rates, as well as the proportional mortality due to the three leading underlying causes of infant death, are shown.
Although the risk of death from birth defects was stable across racial/ethnic groups, the proportional mortality varied greatly.
Proportional mortality from birth defects remained relatively higher among Asians (20%), whites 18%), and Hispanics (17%) than among American Indians (12%) and blacks (11%).
Overall, proportional mortality was high in this weight group, although it varied by racial/ethnic group.
The proportional mortality was less in this group than in the group weighing from 1,500 to 2,499 g: whites and Asians 32%), Hispanics (31%), blacks (21%), and American Indians (20%).

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