Graying of America: Birth Rate, Death Rate & Life Expectancy


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The age at which individuals in a population are predicted to die is known as their _____.

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1. In 2013, there were 828 deaths in Small Town. What was the mortality rate of Small Town if it had a population of 101,000 people?

2. Which of the following is true of a population's death rate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

As time passes, so does the life expectancy of Americans. These assessments will test your know-how on this subject with questions addressing the different reasons for this pattern.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will evaluate your knowledge of:

  • Birth rate
  • Death rate
  • Life expectancy

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills while working with these assets:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the graying of America in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related life expectancy in America lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding declining birth rates and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the main phrase life expectancy

Additional Learning

For more information on the changing life expectancy in America, check out the corresponding lesson called Graying of America: Birth Rate, Death Rate & Life Expectancy. It will teach you:

  • The three factors determined to be responsible for the graying of America
  • Why couples are less likely to have multiple children in the present than in the past
  • The link between the national death rate and life expectancy