Talk:mortality

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Death rate?[edit]

It's not really the death rate of a population, is it? Otherwise there would be no need for the term mortality rate. —JakeybeanTALK 16:44, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

  • Not really / almost / possibly. In terms such as infant mortality I think that it is the number of such deaths in a population. SemperBlotto 16:52, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
    True, therefore I think death rate should maybe be replaced with number of deaths with a link to mortality rateJakeybeanTALK 16:59, 11 January 2011 (UTC)