Chapter 3 Questions and Answers

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Chapter 3 Questions and Answers 1. a. crude death rate – approximates the proportion of the population that dies during a time period of interest b. age-specific rate – calculated by subdividing a population into age groups and then dviding the frequency of a disease in a particular age stratum by the total number of persons within that age stratum to find the age-specific rate c. cause-specific rate – the rate associated with a specific cause of death d. proportional mortality rate – the number of deaths within a population due to a specific disease or cause divided by the total number of deaths in the population e. maternal mortality rate – the # of material deaths ascribed to childbirth f. infant mortality rate – measures the risk of dying during the first year of life among infants born alive g. neonatal mortality rate – measures risk of dying among newborn infants who are under the age of 28 (0-27 days) days for a given year h. fetal death rate and late fetal death rate – fetal death rate: defined as the # of fetal deaths after 20 weeks or more gestation divided by the number of live births plus fetal deaths (after 20 weeks or more gestation); late fetal death rate: fetal deaths after 28 weeks or more gestation i. fetal death ratio – the # of fetal deaths after gestation of 20 weeks or more divided by the # of live births
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2010 for the course HLTH 380 taught by Professor Spitler during the Spring '10 term at Clemson.

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