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Rate

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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Holding reinforcement rate constant for the first component while decreasing reinforcement rate for the second component typically results in increased response rates during the first component, even though reinforcement rates during the first component has not changed.
A total of 1,884 usable surveys were returned for an overall response rate of 8.0%.
"An Alternative to the Response Rate for Measuring a Survey's Realization Rate of the Target Population." Public Opinion Quarterly 75 (1): 89-98.
It can be seen that the forced response design corresponds with a linear transformation of the response rate. This linear transformation function, [DELTA](.), operates on the individual response rate of the true responses.
This commentary outlines the different methods used to collect AEFI data in school immunization campaigns and the resultant response rate. As students do not display a willingness to participate in research, an in-class survey would likely maximize response rate.
In the 26 schools using the child-focused protocol, 5250 students returned a complete and usable questionnaire, yielding an adjusted response rate of 76.9% (Table 3).
Response rates for telephone-based outbreak investigations, Denver, Colorado, 2006 Outbreak setting N Response rate, % Elementary school 61 85 Italian restaurant 55 80 Childcare center 27 78 Japanese restaurant 14 86 Mother's Day brunch 7 100 Table 2.
Sample Multivariate Test Results Test Response Rates Variables Control Test Difference Creative 1.12% 1.72% * 0.60% Statistically Significant Copy 1.02% 1.56% * 0.54% Variables Timing 0.96% * 0.48% -0.48% * (highlighted Buck Slip 0.72% 1.05% * 0.33% variables are the optimal response Outer Envelope 0.67% * 0.37% -0.30% rate package) Pre-Email 0.51% * 0.21% -0.30% Free Gift 0.35% 0.85% * 0.50% Discount 0.23% 0.29% 0.06% No Statistical Significance Teaser Message 0.17% 0.10% -0.07% Testimonial 0.08% 0.14% 0.06% Package Control Response Rate--5.35% * Optimal Response Rate Package--7.32%
Anecdotally, anaesthesia audits, particularly departmental audits relying on self-reporting, have low response rates. There is, however, little published information on this.
Sustained virologic response rates were consistently lower among patients who did not have rapid responses than among those who did.
The study, including 143 patients, is large enough to give meaningful results on toxicity and on efficacy, at least regarding response rates. Neutropenia and diarrhoea appeared to be more pronounced in patients receiving the irinotecan combination; patients in the oxaliplatin arm experienced the typical oxaliplatin-associated neurotoxicity.
For patients taking SSRIs, the response rate was 69% in those with 5-HTT intron variation, far greater than the 9% response rate in patients with other 5-HTT genotypes, Dr.