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LETHALITY RATE [1 record]

Record 1 2020-07-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Epidemiology
  • Demography
DEF

The proportion of all people with a disease who will die from it during a given period.

OBS

Some authors use "death rate" and its synonym "mortality rate" to refer to the case-fatality rate, even though these terms correspond to another concept.

OBS

case fatality rate; case-fatality rate; fatality rate: terms approved by Entraide Traduction Santé.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Épidémiologie
  • Démographie
DEF

Proportion de l'ensemble des personnes atteintes d'une maladie qui en meurent pendant une période donnée.

OBS

Certains auteurs utilisent «taux de mortalité» pour désigner le taux de létalité, même si ce terme fait référence à une autre notion.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Epidemiología
  • Demografía
DEF

Cociente entre el número de fallecidos por una enfermedad determinada y el número total de personas que la han padecido.

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