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Term
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. (4, para. 401).
Source United Nations (1958). Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, English Section. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Studies, No. 29 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.58.XIII.4).
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