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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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The neonatal mortality rate in Texas and accompanying socioeconomic factors from 2000 to 2009 using information collected from records of 14,168 neonatal deaths Variables 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 NMR (all) 3.
The study looked at several aspects of natal care and ranked 195 countries in terms of safety to be born in, which is derivative of neonatal mortality rates per thousand live births in 2012.
However, the neonatal mortality rate dropped by 87 percent, early neonatal mortality rate dropped by 91 percent, and late neonatal mortality by 58 percent between 1975 and 2011".
The neonatal mortality rate has actually increased, from 49 per thousand live births in 2000-01 to 53 per thousand in 2007-08.
Summary: Neonatal mortality rate saw a significant decrease down from 27 cases per 1000 live births to 18.
It is known that neonatal mortality rate in Diyarbakir is rather high (20/1000) and the fact that neonatal transport conditions are not at a desired level is an important factor affecting this high rate (30,31).
In addition, the meta-analysis identifies six studies used to determine the neonatal mortality rate, but Table 3 says that seven were used.
Three causes--prematurity and low birth weight, neonatal infections, and birth asphyxia and birth trauma--accounted for 78% of all neonatal deaths; the neonatal mortality rate was 20% higher among boys than girls (40.
The neonatal mortality rate is also high among newborns, with 60 newborns out of every 1,000 dying in the first month of life.
Overall, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was 329/100000 live births (LB), the infant mortality rate (IMR) was 48/1000 LB, the neonatal mortality rate (NMR) was 33/1000 LB, and the early neonatal mortality rate was 29/1000 LB.
According to handout issued here on Friday, to achieve the targets the community midwifery homes will be established at the far-flung areas of the province to provide basic health facilities to child & mother and to look after their health as well as to minimize the maternal & neonatal mortality rate during the childbirth.
It claims that home birth results in less medical intervention for the mother but is associated with a tripling of the neonatal mortality rate.

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