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Mortality
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1. Terminology

The technical term “mortality” denotes the number of deaths in a population over a certain period of time in relation to the number of living individuals in the same population during the same period. Mortality is expressed as death rate. The so-called raw death rate is the number of deaths within a certain period (generally a calendar year) per 1,000 living in the…

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Vögele, Jörg, “Mortality”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024306>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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