(redirected from prevalence rate)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to prevalence rate: case fatality 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.


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.

References in periodicals archive ?
The purpose of this study was to develop a liability signature for oral microbial status of mother-child pairs that reflects a microbial imbalance of different oral domains (saliva, inter-proximal plaque, tongue and throat), and to relate it to dental caries prevalence rates in the children.
We cannot rule out that the worming programme not only reduces the prevalence rate but also the worm burden.
3 Source: Computed from WHO data Table 3: Prevalence Rates of TB, GCC, 1990-2006 (per 100 000 population) % Change Country 1990 2000 2006 1990-2006 Bahrain 120.
A comparison of prevalence rate variability from state to state for each of the categories of special education.
When all the reference groups, except best friends, are perceived to unequivocally disapprove of respondent drinking, the prevalence rates for all three drinking outcomes are reduced to nearly half or less of the prevalence rate for students who acknowledge best friends unequivocal approval, and no other reference group unequivocal disapproval, of respondent drinking.
Sulaiman said though the prevalence rates in the UAE has not increased considerably in the last five years, "a huge percentage of the population could be undiagnosed.
As shown in Table I, there is a variance in the prevalence rate of different parasites during the period of study.
A number of sociodemographic variables were significantly related to disability prevalence rate attributed to mental disorders [Table 1].
For five states, however, the actual number of people in that age group with kidney disease, and the prevalence rate, increased more than 50%, or about 1 percentage points to 2 percentage points.
Per province, Benguet registered the highest prevalence rate with 47.
She also reinforced on public private partnerships to achieve the contraceptive prevalence rate goals of KP.
We found overall prevalence rate of cervical rib to be 6.