fatality rate


fatality rate
1. the death rate in a specific group of persons simultaneously affected by some event, such as a natural disaster. 2. case fatality r.

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  • fatality rate — noun the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year • Syn: ↑deathrate, ↑death rate, ↑mortality, ↑mortality rate • Hypernyms: ↑rate • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatality rate — noun The number of people that die per a number of cases …   Wiktionary

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  • case fatality rate — the proportion of persons contracting a disease who die of that disease: the numerator is the number of deaths caused by a disease and the denominator is the number of diagnosed cases of the disease. Called also case fatality ratio, fatality r.,… …   Medical dictionary

  • case fatality rate — the number of deaths from a disease in every hundred cases. See also mortality rate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fatality — UK [fəˈtælətɪ] / US noun Word forms fatality : singular fatality plural fatalities 1) [countable] formal a death caused by an accident, war, violence, or disease As well as the 13 fatalities, 17 people were injured. 2) [uncountable] the feeling… …   English dictionary

  • fatality — fa|tal|i|ty [ fə tæləti ] noun 1. ) count FORMAL a death caused by an accident, war, violence, or disease: As well as the 13 fatalities, 17 people were injured. 2. ) uncount the ability of a disease or accident to kill people: The most serious… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fatality — fa|tal|i|ty [fəˈtælıti] n plural fatalities 1.) a death in an accident or a violent attack ▪ a 50% increase in the number of traffic fatalities 2.) [U] formal the fact that a disease is certain to cause death ▪ The most serious form of skin… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rate — 1. A record of the measurement of an event or process in terms of its relation to some fixed standard; measurement is expressed as the ratio of one quantity to another ( e.g., velocity, distance per unit …   Medical dictionary