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A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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The mean sacral index in male and female in present study are 97.88 [+ or -] 6.16% and 112.69 [+ or -] 10.17% respectively.
Our present study is similar to Math, [10] Arora et al [7] and Mazumdar et al [13] who had reported average value for sacral index in male were 94.24% and for females were 113.19% in Yadva N et al [16] of Maharashtra, but lower than Sachdeva et al [12] and Bindra et al [15] in Haryana.
Flander [12] reported the average sacral index in white males was 106.49 and in white female was 108.69.