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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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section] Case fatality rate was calculated as total number of deaths per age group/total number of admissions per age group.
Odyssean malaria in Gauteng Province, South Africa, 1996-2004 [1] Total number of cases identified 46 Time to diagnosis after onset, 6 days (1-11 days) median (range) Most frequent initial clinical Influenza, viral diagnoses hepatitis, septicaemia Proportion of patients with 80% thrombocytopenia Malaria species involved All Plasmodium falciparum Case fatality rate 13% National malaria case fatality 0.
1,2) Nevertheless, stroke incidence and case fatality rates appear to be falling in these regions of the world, and this is likely to be due to stroke prevention initiatives and improved post-stroke care.
The overall case fatality rate associated with meningococcal disease is 10-14 percent, while up to 20 percent of survivors suffer serious life-long consequences, including deafness, brain damage, or limb loss.
But the case fatality rate rivals that of motor vehicle crashes and consumes large amounts of health care resources, because burn patients require the longest hospital length of stay of all injuries reported in the National Trauma Data Bank, Dr.
The case fatality rate among probable case-patients, excluding those still hospitalized, was 8.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the overall case fatality rate associated with meningococcal disease is 10%-14%, while up to 20% of survivors suffer serious life-long consequences, including, blindness, deafness, brain damage, organ damage or limb loss.
The case fatality rate in patients with any diagnosis of C.
Smallpox is one of the most feared and potentially devastating of all bioterrorist agents for three reasons: (1) the virus is highly infectious when distributed by aerosol;(2) there is a high case fatality rate associated with infection (30%) and (3) there is great potential for dissemination from person to person, which would amplify the impact of a terrorist event.
After adjusting for age, gender, comorbid illnesses, and other potential confounders, the 30-day case fatality rate after a first MI fell by 38% in men and by 24% in women.