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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume

Excess mortality

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Excess mortality  (EXCESS mortality)

Specific death rates may be used to study differential mortality 1 or mortality differences 1 between groups, and reference is made to an excess mortality 2 of one group as compared with another, or with the rest of the population. It is measured by an excess mortality index 3★. The study of differences in the death rates of specific occupations is called the study of occupational mortality 4. In a rather different sense the term occupational mortality 5 may refer to the mortality from hazards associated with a particular occupation. Among these, we may mention occupational diseases 6.

  • 1. Differentials in mortality is also encountered.
  • 2. The expression excess male mortality implies a comparison with the corresponding female mortality, e.g. at the same age.