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Differential mortality

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Differential mortality  (DIFFERENTIAL mortality)

Specific death rates may be used to study differential mortality1 or mortality differences1 between different groups. In general, men suffer an excess mortality2 as compared with women of the same age. Members of different occupations may also be subject to different rates of mortality (401-2). The study of differences in the general death rate of specific occupations is called the study of occupational mortality3. In a rather different sense the term occupational mortality4 may refer to mortality from an occupational disease5, i.e., a disease which is definitely associated with a particular occupation, e.g. pneumoconiosis among miners. Such mortality is sometimes called occupational disease mortality4.