central death rate

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The computed or estimated death rate at the center of an age range of a population, for instance the death rate of a national population in the age range 20 to 29 years or 65 to 74 years. For many purposes this could be misleading, but it is often used to describe the child mortality rate, especially in low-income countries.

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