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Statistical Measures

Mortality Frequency Measures

Cause-specific Mortality Rate

  • This is the mortality rate from a specified cause for a population during a specified time period.
  • The numerator is the number of deaths from that cause, and the denominator remains the size of the population at the mid-point of the time period.
  • For example, the tuberculosis death rate for the US in 2002 was 0.3 per 100,000.