DEFINITION
Excess Mortality, Excess Mortality Rate

Mortality above what would be expected based on the non-crisis mortality rate in the population of interest. Excess mortality is thus mortality that is attributable to the crisis conditions. It can be expressed as a rate (the difference between observed and non-crisis mortality rates), or as a total number of excess deaths (ODI/HPN paper 52, 2005, Checchi and Roberts).

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