Florida Health Insurance Definitions

Florida Health Insurance Terms:
"Mortality Rate"

Explain: "Mortality Rate":

The number of deaths in a group of people, usually expressed as deaths per thousand.

  • The crude death rate, the total number of deaths per 1000 people.
  • The perinatal mortality rate, the sum of neonatal deaths and fetal deaths (stillbirths) per 1,000 births.
  • The maternal mortality rate, the number of maternal deaths due to childbearing per 100,000 live births.
  • The infant mortality rate, the number of deaths of children less than 1 year old per thousand live births.
  • The standardised mortality rate (SMR) or age-specific mortality rate (ASMR) - This refers to the total number of deaths per 1000 people of a given age (e.g. 16-65 or 65+).

More Examples of Mortality Rate:

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.

Further details - Mortality Rate: Search The CIA Database


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