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- n. See death rate.
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- n. The number of people that die per a number of cases.
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- n. the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 per year
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Once the problem was redefined as one of system-blame as well as individual-blame, federal legislative mandates for safer cars and highways followed, and the traffic fatality rate decreased Walker, 1976, 1977.