mortality mortality  /mɔr ˈtæ lə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality or state of being mortal
  2. (n) the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year

Usage(s):

  1. First, mortality rates are a broad-brush health measurement and do not take into account nonfatal illnesses or fatal illnesses that take several years to develop, such as cancer.
  2. Save the Children puts Egypt at the top of its list of countries curbing child mortality.
  3. Infant mortality rates are usually an indicator of a country's overall health.

News

  1. Death and sex at Miller Yezerski Gallery - BostonGlobe.com

    Death and sex drive the two inaugural shows at Miller Yezerski Gallery, the joint venture of longtime Boston art dealers Ellen Miller and Howard Yezerski in the space previously occupied by Howard Yezerski Gallery. Sculptor Jim Tellin has been in Yezerski’s stable for years; painter Ariel Freiberg is new to both gallerists. Tellin, 83, begins his meditation on mortality with a piece he ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Proton Therapy Can Help Ease Cancer Treatment Anxiety

    A cancer diagnosis is wrought with many feelings. None are more universal than fear: fear of one’s own mortality, fear of treatment and fear of pain. While nothing can be done abou
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Florida hits lowest rate ever for infant mortality

    Florida's infant mortality rate is at an all-time low. State health officials credit improved prenatal and infant health care for the good news. The infant mortality rate dropped from 6.4 out of every ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Since 1960, the global under-five mortality rate has declined more than 60 percent, and the new data shows that downward trend continues," UNICEF Executive Director Ann Veneman said in a statement.
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Ann M Veneman Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "I am human, and despite the images of me grimacing and tackling opposing quarterbacks and running backs, I have to face my mortality like anyone else," Strahan wrote. "When an athlete like myself who does what I do for a living starts having...
    on Aug 5, 2007 By: Michael Strahan Source: New York Times

  3. "It might have, but I think a lot already about my own mortality. It made me think much more practically. Thinking about your mortality is an extremely practical thing to do," Christie said. "It made me think, I've got to get down to some...
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Julie Christie Source: Seattle Times

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