micromort


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micromort

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmɔːt)
n
a unit of risk equal to a one-in-a-million chance of dying
[from micro + mort(ality)]
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Its findings demonstrate that the micromort of a woman skiing for 1 day = 0.77, 2x that of a patient having a breast implant for life.
We calculated cause-specific mortality rates for each of the three agents each season and year using program MICROMORT (Heisey and Fuller, 1985).
Example: One of these large- sample studies might consider a one-in-a-million reduction in the risk of death (sometimes called a "micromort") and come up with an average willingness to pay of $6.90 to eliminate this much risk.
Annual (1 Jun-31 May), summer (1 May-31 Oct), and winter (1 Nov-30 Apr) survival rates (with 95% CIs) were estimated for adults, yearlings, cows (adult females), and bulls (adult males) using MICROMORT (Heisey and Fuller 1985), which incorporates the Mayfield survival estimator (Mayfield 1961, 1975; Trent and Rongstad 1974).