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    Mortality Rates

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    Part 2: Category Specific Rates
    Part A: Crude and Sex-Specific Rates

    Table 2: Sex-Specific Rates for Two Fictitious Populations

    Population A - 1990

    Mid-year
    Population estimate Deaths in 1990 Death Rate
    Males 30,000 188 Blank
    Females 70,000 6200 Blank
    Males and females 100,000 6388 Blank

    Population B 1990

    Mid-year Deaths in 1990 Death Rate
    Population estimate
    Males 294,000 1660 Blank
    Females 126,000 13048 Blank
    Males and females 420,000 14708 Blank

    (a) Crude mortality rate (per 1,000) for population A:

    (b) Crude mortality rate (per 1,000) for population B:

    (c) In one sentence compare the two crude death rates in these two populations.

    (d) Sex-specific mortality rates: (per 1,000)

    i. Population A: males =
    ii. Population A: females =

    iii. Population B: males =
    iv. Population B: females =

    (e) In a sentence or two, describe variation by sex in the death rates of these two populations.

    (f) Based on only these data, why do you think that one population has a higher crude mortality rate than the other?

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    (a) Crude mortality rate (per 1,000) for population A:

    mortality rate = (deaths during the given time period / total population size) x 1000
    mortality rate for population A = (6388 / 100,000) x 1000 = 63.88

    (b) Crude mortality rate (per 1,000) for population B:

    mortality rate = (deaths during the given time period / total population size) x 1000
    mortality rate for population B = (14,708 / 420,000) x 1000 = 35.02

    (c) In one sentence compare ...

    Solution Summary

    Specific rates are calculated and analyzed from given data. Using data in a table, crude mortality rates and sex-specific mortality rates are calculated and analyzed.

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