Terms used in official statistics

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Excess of mortality


The mortality of a group of people clearly higher in comparison to the mortality of another group or several groups of people.

Excess of mortality is a relative measure, expressed as a percentage as the ratio of e.g. the death rate of males to death rate of females.

High-level terms

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Demograficznych
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