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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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Substantial proportion of intrapartum stillbirths (higher than 10%) are preventable with quality intrapartum care and emergency obstetric care can make the greatest impact on stillbirth rates [3, 17].
National, regional, and worldwide estimates of stillbirth rates in 2015, with trends from 2000: a systematic analysis.
on Commenting on the report, Mandy Forrester, head of quality and standards at the Royal College of Midwives, said: "This is a welcome reduction and things are moving in the right direction, but there is still much more to do if we are going to match the lower stillbirth rates of other European countries.
No stillbirth rate data were available for 38 countries, and nine countries--all in Sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia--had only subnational data.
Pakistan has highest stillbirth rate in the world, which is an alarming scenario.19 Current study revealed a high estimate of stillbirth i-e 18 per 1000 births, which is relatively lower than published data from Pakistan.6,18 Possible reasons may be tertiary care study setting and enrollment of booked cases only.
It was moved by Shaista Pervaiz Malik and Asiya Naz Tanoli regarding high stillbirth rate and deaths of thousands of women due to child birth complications in the country.
The total number of stillbirths in the preceding 3 months was 257 with an estimated stillbirth rate of 30 per 1000 births.
Meanwhile, the lowest stillbirth rate was in the South West, where only 0.37 per cent of babies were stillborn.
from Peru, the stillbirth rate was reportedly 6.1 per 1000 births.
Unlike risk ratios and risk differences for categorical education, the RII and SII use the distribution of education for the whole population, and are obtained by regressing stillbirth against the continuous education rank score, such that their computation is affected by stillbirth rates throughout the education range.
Stillbirth rate was 25.08/1000 total births and early neonatal death rate was 18.38/1000 live births.