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crude death rate
Description Generally an annual rate consisting of the ratio of the annual number of deaths occurring during a calendar year to the number exposed to the risk of dying during the same period, equivalent to the mean population or average population for the period (21, para. 401). Death is the permanent disappearance of all evidence of life at any time after live birth has taken place (post-natal cessation of vital functions without capability of resuscitation). This definition therefore excludes foetal deaths (23, para. 46 (2)).
Source "United Nations, Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, English Section. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Studies, No. 29 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.58.XIII.4). United Nations, Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System. Series M, No. 19, Revision 1 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.73.XVII.9)."
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