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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.

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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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They find that the U.S.'s higher post-neonatal mortality rate is driven almost entirely by excess mortality among individuals of lower socioeconomic status.
Three of our state's hospitals landed in the top 10 for the highest mortality rates for heart attacks, heart failures and pneumonias based on numbers from July 2009 to June 2012.
In their study on an elderly patient group having undergone open heart surgery, Okutan et al determined the mortality rate of patients to be 2.51%.1 Examining the mortality rate in the elderly population aged 80 and older, having undergone cardiac surgery according to the type of the surgical operation, Alexander et al determined that mortality rates varied respectively between 4.2% and 18.2%.9 These results support the mortality results of our study.
For decades, Cuba has touted low infant mortality rates as an indicator of the success of its socialist revolution.
Korean women had the highest liver cancer mortality rate, which was statistically significantly higher than other API subgroups (7.5 per 100,000 versus 6.0 per 100,000 for Chinese women, 2.9 per 100,000 for Asian Indian women and 2.6 per 100,000 for Filipino women).
Among the patients without kidney disease, the adjusted all-cause mortality rate was 17/1,000 person-years among those with vitamin D levels less than 12 ng/mL, compared with 13 for those in the 24- to 29.9-ng/mL range and 12 among patients with vitamin D levels greater than 40 ng/mL.
Last year the Wales infant mortality rate stood at 3.9, ahead of the UK figure of 4.3.
Comment; One potentially big problem with this study is that the researchers did not report the actual mortality rates. Instead they compared "adjusted" mortality rates between supplement users and nonusers.
Consequently, the table you quoted showed confidence intervals for each mortality rate: these are a measure of the statistical precision of an estimate and show the range of uncertainty around the given figure.
The overall child mortality rate was 85.8 per 1,000 live births; the overall rate was highest in central India (107.9) and higher for girls than for boys (90.2 vs.
In most places, men have twice the relative mortality rate of women, Dr.
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.