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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.


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.

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In this study, the perinatal mortality rate was examined in 16 216 births with the same method and compared with the results of the year of 1999.
Perinatal Mortality Rate (PMR): Still-births + first week deaths divided by total births expressed as per 1000.
Overall, the perinatal mortality rate was highest in women who had babies over the age of 40, at 12.
The perinatal mortality rate decreased significantly over three decades, but remained stable in the 1990s.
The stillbirth and perinatal mortality rates were, respectively, 71 and 78 per 1000 deliveries, Predictors of perinatal mortality were mother's age, lack of prenatal care, unbooked status, prematurity, and birth asphyxia (5).
for all variables except for Perinatal mortality rate and birthweight, which were calculated by Chi square test and two sample t test respectively.
Specific objectives were: (i) to compare the perinatal mortality rate in HIV-exposed group with that in the HIV-negative group; (ii) to determine, where possible, the primary obstetric cause of adverse outcome and compare this in HIV-exposed and HIV-negative women; and (iii) to compare the incidence of neonatal encephalopathy in the HIV-exposed group and the HIV-negative group.
The authors of this study wanted to establish whether the two tiered, primary and secondary maternity care system in the Netherlands was a contributing factor to the higher than average perinatal mortality rate.
To the Editor: It is encouraging that our very high maternal and perinatal mortality rate has been identified as an important part of South Africa's fourfold national epidemic.
The perinatal mortality rate (stillbirths and deaths in the first seven days) was 69 per 1000 births, and the early neonatal mortality rate (death in the first seven days after birth) was 46 per 1000 live births.
The perinatal mortality rate (stillbirths and deaths under one week) increased for the second year in a row in 2003 after falling for more than 10 years.
The perinatal mortality rate among the Vanderbilt cases is 3%, which is significant when one considers that spina bifida is not a lethal malformation; without the in utero procedure, these deaths presumably would not have occurred, Dr.

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