Enter the total number of deaths and the total population at risk into the Mortality Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Mortality Rate.

## Mortality Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Mortality Rate.

MOR = D / P * 1000

- Where MOR is the Mortality Rate (deaths per 1000 people)
- #D is the total number of deaths
- P is the total population at risk

To calculate a mortality rate, divide the total number of deaths by the total population at risk, then multiply by 1,000 to express as deaths per 1000 people.

## How to Calculate Mortality Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Mortality Rate.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the total number of deaths.
- The total number of deaths is given as: 500.

- Next, determine the total population at risk.
- The total population at risk is provided as: 100,000.

- Finally, calculate the Mortality Rate using the equation above:

MOR = #D / P * 1000

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

MOR = 500 / 100,000 * 1000 = 5 (deaths per 1000 people)

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total number of deaths = 60

total population at risk = 100,000

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

MOR = #D / P * 1000** = ?**