The crude death rate, the total number of deaths per year per 1000 people. As of July 2009 the crude death rate for the whole world is about 8.37 per 1000 per year according to the current CIA World Factbook.
The perinatal mortality rate, the sum of neonatal deaths and fetal deaths (stillbirths) per 1000 births.
The maternal mortality ratio, the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in same time period.
The maternal mortality rate, the number of maternal deaths per 1,000 women of reproductive age in the population (generally defined as 15–44 years of age) .
The infant mortality rate, the number of deaths of children less than 1 year old per 1000 live births.
The child mortality rate, the number of deaths of children less than 5 years old per 1000 live births.
The standardised mortality ratio (SMR)- This represents a proportional comparison to the numbers of deaths that would have been expected if the population had been of a standard composition in... [continues]
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