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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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The study, released Thursday by the University of Texas System and UT Health Northeast, calculated infant mortality rates - the number of infant deaths under the age of 1 per 1,000 live births in a given area during the same year - for ZIP codes of communities with more than 400 births from 2011 to 2014.
where In [PCPHE.sub.it] is log of per capita public health expenditure in country i at time t, InGDP is log of per capita GDP, DR is death rate, LE is life expectancy at birth, IMR is infant mortality rate, IMR5 is Infant mortality rate under 5, POP65 is % of population above 65 years, POPGR is population growth, a is vector of exogenous variables, [beta] is vector of coefficients, e is panel error term.
As a sub-Saharan country, Ghana faces huge problem of reducing infant mortality rates as lack of sturdy improvement in child survival and development in Ghana was reported in the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) (8).
"It is hard to know the exact causes behind the increase in both neonatal and infant mortality rates, but I fear it is part of a wider trend," he said, adding, "We are very concerned about the impact of the long-term blockade; on health facilities, supplies of medicines and bringing equipment in to Gaza." Over 2,200 Palestinians were killed and some 11,100 others wounded in Israel's 50-day military aggression.
BEIRUT: The infant mortality rate in Gaza has risen for the first time in five decades, according to an UNRWA study, and a U.N.
The under-5 infant mortality rate remained at the 2013 level, amounting to 23.9 per 1,000 live births.
Adjusting the numbers to keep fetal and post-birth deaths similar, Cuba's infant mortality rate rises from about 6 deaths for every 1,000 live births to 7-11 deaths instead.
(3.) Heisler EJ, The U S infant Mortality Rate: international Comparisons, Underlying Factors, and Federal Programs, Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 2012, <http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41378.pdf>, accessed May 1, 2012.
KHOST CITY (PAN): Forty newborn babies have died in southeastern Khost province over the past one month, indicating a sharp increase in the infant mortality rate, health officials said on Sunday.
The infant mortality rate for pregnancy complications decreased 7.5% from 2008 and 2009.
Infant mortality rate (IMR), defined as the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births, is a key indicator often used to measure the health and well being of a population.
In a November 2009 National Center for Health Statistics data brief, there was some discouraging news: the United States' 2005 infant mortality rate was 6.9 (per 1,000 live births), three times that of Singapore, which had the world's lowest rate of 2.1.

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