Mortality: Causes and Consequences (Crude death rates (As is true of birth…
Mortality: Causes and Consequences
The lack of preparation for death among people and their families is widespread.
The grieving and bereavement processes that take place over the loss of a loved one are virtually universal, but the form they take is strongly influenced by cultural factors.
The process of the depletion of a population through death.
Death comes at all ages, although some age groups are at greater risk than others.
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Defines death as the irreversible cessation of (a) total cerebral function, (b) spontaneous function of the respiratory system, and (c) spontaneous function of the circulatory system.
The two approaches to measuring how frequently a disease occurs
Prevalence measures indicate the proportion of individuals in a population who have a specific disease at a particular point in time or during a specified interval.
Incidence refers to the number cases of a disease newly diagnosed during a specified period of time, usually one year.
Crude death rates
As is true of birth and morbidity, the most important sources of data on death and mortality are vital registration systems.
CDR = (D/P) × 1,000
Specific Death Rates
Demographers adjust for the manner in which the CDR treats all members of the population alike with respect to the risk of dying with the use of specific rates
DRs = Ds/Ps× 1,000
Measure the incidence of death among members of the same cohorts.
ASDRx = (Dx/Px) × 1,000.
Global Mortality Patterns: Past And Present
Focuses on the broad historical patterns of mortality change at the international level.