(redirected from Incidence rate)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.


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.


noun amount, assessment, charge, cost, expense, fare, fee, hire, magno, obligation, pace, parvo emere, price, quotation, standard, tempo, valuation, value, velocity, worth
Associated concepts: legal rate of interest, rate of exchange


verb aestimare, appraise, apprize, assess, class, classify, compute, determine, esteem, estimate, evaluate, figure, fix the price of, gauge, grade, judge, measure, merit, price, quantify, rank, reckon, set a value on, tag, value, weigh
See also: amount, appraise, arrange, assess, assessment, calculate, caliber, charge, classify, cost, criticize, differential, duty, earnings, estimate, evaluate, expense, face amount, frequency, gauge, inveigh, levy, measure, organize, par, pigeonhole, price, quality, rebuke, reprehend, sum, tax, worth

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
The estimated population data used for calculating the incidence rates in this study are shown in
The ACS's report shows that while incidence rates are lower, Hispanics are generally less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed at an early stage, especially for melanoma and female breast cancer.
First, we determined an exposure-effect indicator that better described the association of UV with cutaneous melanoma incidence rate.
The denominators used for calculations of crude and specific incidence rates per 100,000 persons according to age, sex, population group, and health district were derived from annual population estimates from the Central Bureau of Statistics of Israel (16).
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.
Major Finding: Of 90,358 patients who began allopurinol treatment within a specified time period, 45 were hospitalized with severe cutaneous adverse reactions, for an incidence rate of 0.
The incidence rate of oral and pharyngeal cancer declined over the analysis period, from 13 in 1975 to 10.
None of the cities demonstrated significantly increasing incidence rates.
The incidence rate among 25-year-old non-Hispanic black women was more than 13 times greater than in white men of the same age, the researchers noted.
The finding that the incidence rate of psychiatric contact was similar before and after a first-trimester abortion does not support the hypothesis that there is an increased risk of mental disorders after a first-trimester induced abortion.
A total of 588 newly diagnosed (incident) cases of Parkinson's disease were identified, which gave an overall annualized age- and gender-adjusted incidence rate of 13.
During 9993 person-years, there were 120 incident cases of MetS--an overall crude incidence rate of 12.