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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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Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy, as well as smoking by the partner, also contribute to the stillbirth rate as causes of placental abruption.
To capture temporal trends in stillbirth rates by educational group, we assessed models containing an education-by-period interaction term, with education expressed categorically.
Stillbirth was defined as in utero fetal death at 20 or more weeks' gestation; the researchers computed stillbirth rates, compared them across maternal characteristics by using chi-square tests and used Cox hazards regression to assess risk factors.
Regarding stillbirth rates in singleton pregnancies at Karl Bremer and Tygerberg hospitals:
Some investigators, however, have recently reported higher-than-expected stillbirth rates for "apparently uncomplicated" monochorionic twin gestations.
RESEARCHERS in South Wales want a confidential inquiry to find out why we have the highest stillbirth rates in Europe.
The medical journal The Lancet has launched a series of reports on stillbirth rates in the UK and its editor, Dr Richard Horton, points out that the grief of suffering a stillbirth is unlike any other form of bereavement.
In all, 1,612 pregnancies ended in stillbirths; no difference was found in the stillbirth rate between women who had had vaginal and those who had had cesarean delivery (4.
We still have a worryingly high stillbirth rate in this country.
The stillbirth rate (number of stillbirths per 1 000 total births) in the HIV-positive population for the units studied was 17.
Therefore, "I think we can conclude that our stillbirth rate was not increased above those in the placebo cohorts.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said: "The Welsh Government is working with the NHS to reduce the stillbirth rate in Wales, and as part of this we will consider the findings of the inquiry.