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Crude Death Rate

Last updated: December 4, 2017

What Does Crude Death Rate Mean?

Crude death rate is a measure of the number of deaths within a population. It is scaled to the population over a unit of time. Crude death rate refers to the number of deaths occurring throughout a year, per 1000 population of a country. It is estimated at mid year.

To calculate crude death rate, use the following formula:

(Total resident deaths / Total population) X 100,000

Safeopedia Explains Crude Death Rate

By subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate, the rate of natural increase can be determined. This figure is the rate of population change, but does not take into account the rate of migration. Crude death rate is dependent on the age distribution of the population and the age specific mortality rate.


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