Epidemiologists use specific measures of morbidity and mortality to characterize the degree to which illness and disease are present in a population and in how much this affects the population’s health and death rate.
Last updated: Aug 11, 2022
Measures of mortality are statistical measures that specify how many people are dying from a disease or particular exposure over a specific period of time and are scaled to the size of the selected population (usually per 1,000 or 100,000 people).
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