Terms used in official statistics

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Death rate

Description of the concept that applied to: 31.12.2017

Ratio of the number of deaths during the period considered for the population in the middle of that period or to the average population during this period.

Death rates for different periods (month, quarter, half year, three quarters, etc.) are calculated on an annual basis, i.e. that the examined facts recorded in a given period increase accordingly to the annual volumes, e.g. for the rate calculated for the period: month – the number of facts is multiplied by 12, quarter – by 4, half of the year – by 2, three quarters – by 4/3.