Rate : Infant Mortality Rate

Rates are used to define comparative statistics that can be mapped and graphed. For example, our occupational information includes counts of the number of workers in employment and out of employment, as well as the total number of workers. We then define a measure called the 'Unemployment Rate', which uses the number out of work rather than the number in work, and expresses it as a percentage of the total, rather than a rate per thousand. The descriptive text in the system is defined mainly for rates.

Identifier:
R_INF_MORT
Name:
Infant Mortality Rate
Type:
Rate (R)
Definition:
INF_DEATHS:im * 1000.0 / BIRTH_TOT:total
Display as:
Continuous time series
Text:
Deaths per thousand live births. This is a good overall measure of the health of a population, although by the late twentieth century rates had become so low that just one death more or less could have a big impact on a district's relative performance.

Rate " Infant Mortality Rate " is contained within:


Themes, which organise the database into broad topics:

Entity ID Entity Name
T_VITAL Life and Death



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