Florida Health Insurance Definitions

Florida Health Insurance Terms:
"Mortality"

Explain: "Mortality":

The short answer is a condition of morals or habits that could affect and individual's insurability.

More Examples of Mortality:

It can also refer to a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in some population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit time. Mortality rate is typically expressed in units of deaths per 1000 individuals per year; thus, a mortality rate of 9.5 in a population of 100,000 would mean 950 deaths per year in that entire population. It is distinct from morbidity rate, which refers to the number of individuals who have contracted a disease during a given time period (the incidence rate) or the number who currently have that disease (the prevalence rate), scaled to the size of the population.

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