mortality table

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mortality table an actuarial table indicating life expectancy and probability of death as a function or age and sex and occupation etc
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Usage

In literature:

In the dining-car she was in mortal terror at first lest he should lapse into the coarse table manners into which he had fallen in camp.
"The Foolish Virgin" by Thomas Dixon
I cannot refer you to tables of mortality of children, etc.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
She watched him kindly, archly and demurely; and still plied him, countrywise, with every mortal thing on the table.
"Peg Woffington" by Charles Reade
How could one who had once dined at the table of the gods still relish the fare of mortals?
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Compilations of tables of mortality originated the science of life-statistics.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
By the European tables of mortality, of the adults living at any one moment of time, a majority will be dead in about nineteen years.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
All these statements are based upon the mortality tables for 1843.
"The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 with a Preface written in 1892" by Frederick Engels
The mortality statistics given in Table II.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
In the Government Tables of Mortality for Cornwall there are no returns of death from starvation.
"Rambles Beyond Railways;" by Wilkie Collins
Look, on that table lies the Helmet of Hades, which mortal men call the Cap of Darkness.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
And so, past all the usual land-falls and long past the tables of mortality for persons of his class and condition, he did keep going on.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
The mortality tables make plain the physical defect, but alas!
"The Library and Society" by Various
The mortality table here given is an example of modern use.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
Which of us mortals, however great his powers, can long feast with impunity at the table of the gods?
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
It is believed that the mortality, as exhibited by the census table, is unparalleled.
"The History of Peru" by Henry S. Beebe
How should I bear his impudent grin every mortal night of my life across the mess-table?
"Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories" by Ouida
The country is not old enough for tables of mortality to have been calculated upon parties.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Prince Sulkouski kept me at table for four mortal hours, talking on every subject except those with which I happened to be acquainted.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
This general form of the mortality table remains in use as the natural and best for such collections of facts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
The following table shows the number treated from 1886 to 1905, with the mortality.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
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In science:

The effect of pyruvate on neurological deficits and mortality following pMCAO is shown in Table 1. Pyruvate administration at doses of 250 and 500 mg/kg after 30 min of pMCAO slightly reduced mortality and neurological deficits, but failed to significantly reduce infarct volume (Fig. 1).
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
The idea of applying physics methods to social phenomena goes back centuries ago, e.g. with the first (unsuccessful) attempt to establish mortality tables, involving astronomer Halley, the “sociology” of Auguste Comte who taught analysis and mechanics around 1840, or the 1869 book by Quetelet “Physique Sociale”.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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