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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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For the estimation of case fatality rates, we used the total number of deaths from MD as numerator and the total number of confirmed cases of MD as denominator.
However, incidence and case fatality rates of MD remain high with a wide gap in the risk of disease between poor and affluent areas pointing to the need for periodic adjustments and revaluations of the current strategy.
Case fatality rates for the three conditions are automatically calculated for each level of the health system (facility, district, provincial and national).
For this study, data were extracted from the DHIS data files, which are stored in the National Department of Health, focusing on the data related to the three indicators of case fatality rates for diarrhoea, pneumonia and SAM for the financial years 2011/12 to 2016/17.
This study has also found that Glasgow coma scale on admission, infratentorial location of haemorrhage, intraventricular extension of haemorrhage and size of the haematoma were independently associated with high case fatality rate. In a hospital based study in Argentina,!13) the 30-day mortality was found to be 34.6% while 38.6% had good functional outcome.
Ebola virus and Marburg virus cause serious disease outbreaks with high case fatality rates. "These findings have already formed the basis of a more potent vaccine, delivered using a harmless chimpanzee cold virus, which is undergoing trials in the USA, UK, Mali, and Uganda in response to the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak," Ledgerwood said.
In addition, case fatality rates (CFR) are unacceptably high, ranging from 2.3% to 4.7%, reaching much higher levels at district level in many countries (ranging from 1% to 22% in Cameroon, for example).
difficile infection was not considered a severe disease, and studies performed 15 years ago reported case fatality rates of 3.0%-3.5% (28,29).
Case fatality rates were similar in the two groups, at 6% for ceftriaxone and 5% for chloramphenicol, as were clinical failure rates, which were 3% for ceftriaxone and 4% for chloramphenicol (Lancet 2005;366:308-12).
Case fatality rates dropped during the late 1960s in patients who died within 1 month or 1 year of admission to a hospital but then stopped decreasing thereafter and settled at about 7% and 5%, respectively (BMJ 328[7454]:1466-69, 2004).