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# How do you calculate mortality rate?

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The mortality rate is calculated by taking all the deaths that occurred during a particular time period and dividing that number by the total size of the population during the same time frame. The resulting decimal is then multiplied by 1,000 or 100,000 to give a whole number.

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Mortality rates are usually calculated over the period of one year. As the size of a population may change significantly, the mid-year point is usually taken as a rough guide. Mortality rates are always displayed in the form of a whole number, usually in the hundreds, per 1,000 or 100,000 people. For example, a typical mortality rate is 896 deaths per 100,000 people.

## Related Questions

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Subtracting a past population value from the present population value, and dividing this result by the past population value, yields the population-growth rate. Multiplying the population-growth rate by 100 yields the growth percentage.

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The basic equation for calculating population growth multiplies the population size by the per capita growth rate, which is calculated by subtracting the per capita death rate from the per capita birth rate. This simplistic calculation does not factor in the effects of migration or immigration on a population's size.

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The crude birth rate is calculated by dividing the number of the total population by the number of births in one year, according to Columbia University. The CBR of a population can be used to assign a stage of development.

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The main cause of rapid population growth is when there are more births than there are deaths, which is referred to as a natural increase. Other causes of rapid population growth include an increase in food production and distribution, improvement in public health and the elimination of many diseases.