


French
Equivalent: Proportion 
Definition: 
A proportion is a special type of ratio in which the denominator includes the numerator.
An example is the proportion of deaths that occurred to males which would be deaths to males divided by deaths to males plus deaths to females (i.e. the total population).

Context: 
More common usage of the term “proportion” is in the context of a portion or part in its relation to the whole.
OED (The Oxford English Dictionary), 1989, eds. Simpson, J.A & Weiner, E.S.C., Volume 1, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Source
Publication: 
Palmore, James A., Gardner, Robert W., 1994, Measuring mortality, fertility and natural increase: a selfteaching guide to elementary measures, Rev. ed., EastWest Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Statistical
Theme: Methodological information (metadata) 
Created
on Monday, July 11, 2005 
Last
updated on Thursday, December 1, 2005 












