What is the difference between morbidity and mortality?

morbidity | mortality |


As nouns the difference between morbidity and mortality

is that morbidity is the quality of being unhealthful, morbid while mortality is the condition of being susceptible to death.

morbidity

English

Noun

  • The quality of being unhealthful, morbid, sometimes including the cause.
  • (medicine) The incidence of a disease, as a rate of a population which is affected.
  • (medicine, countable) An occurrence of illness or disease, or a single symptom of that illness.
  • (medicine, countable) Adverse effects caused by a medical treatment such as surgery.
  • Synonyms

    * morbidness * unwholesomeness

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    See also

    * soreness * valetudinarianism

    mortality

    Noun

  • The condition of being susceptible to death.
  • (demography) The death rate of a population.
  • Antonyms

    * immortality * eternality