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Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Based on new data, alarming trends in cancer incidence rates have been reported in both developed and developing countries in recent years and, especially in developing countries, is predicted to increase by 45% in 2025.
Of note, the data from this study indicated higher incidence rates in females (except in the age group 0-49), with a diminishing sex difference over the years.
MSC and NMSC, which includes basal-cell (BCC) carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the most common types of cancer among a wide range of populations in the world.[sup][14] From NMSC, the BCC type has a higher incidence rate than SCC.[sup][15],[16],[17] In general, the mortality rate from MSC is higher than that of NMSC.[sup][14],[18] This ratio was found to be strongly associated with skin color.
As a result, incidence rates from other countries, particularly the United States, are commonly used to support health care planning and research initiatives.
Also, reported incidence rate of mole in other regions in our country had a wide spectrum between 8.7 - 1.85%17.
The ABCs program defined a confirmed case of legionellosis as "the isolation of Legionella from respiratory culture, detection of Legionella antigen in urine, or seroconversion (a more than fourfold rise in antibody titer between acute and convalescent sera) to Lp1." Unlike NNDSS, the ABCs program recorded clinical and race data for each patient found to have legionellosis; incidence rates among blacks were found to be higher than among whites per 100,000 individuals: 1.0 vs.
The island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi have slightly lower poverty incidence rates, but are still among the highest in the entire country, he pointed out.
Person years at risk (PYAR) was calculated through log linear analysis by cluster for each follow-up and used to calculate the incidence rate at two, four, and six years, taking into account people lost to follow-up, diseased or deceased.
According to the study, the lifetime solid cancer incidence rate was relatively higher in the Tamano area than the other two areas among all age groups.
The peak age specific incidence rate of breast cancer in total and for epithelial non-epithelial and ductal carcinomas were all 50-59 years and it decreased in older age.
Age-specific incidence rates were calculated by dividing the number of new cases diagnosed in a specific age group by the population in that age group for the same time period and expressed per 100,000 persons per year.
One study found that the incidence rate of narcolepsy among children under the age of 17 shot up 17-fold after the vaccinations, while the incidence rate for adults over 20 was unchanged.