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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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7%), [15] the incidence rates of Kaposi's sarcoma in SA are much lower than in other southern African countries.
We subsequently used the UV-weighted cutaneous melanoma incidence rate to identify the spatial and temporal trends of the relationships between UV and melanoma of the skin.
The reported incidence rates for the non-Jewish population were fairly constant and were lower during the study period than those for the Jewish population.
Cancer incidence rates varied between racial and gender groups.
The overall incidence rate of prostate cancer rose rapidly from 94 in 1975 to 171 in 2007 (Chart 4).
From 1988 to 2008, HSV-2 incidence rates peaked between ages 25 and 35 years for all sex and ethnic groups with the exception of Mexican American men, for whom the incidence remained stable by age.
0) and Saudi Arabia where the Incidence Rate increased slightly by 2.
Among women, since 1989, overall cancer incidence rates have risen slightly (due largely to lung cancer and breast cancer) and death rates have declined slightly.
But one organization, the New York City-based public policy advocacy group, Housing Works, used the Centers for Disease Control data and local New York state statistics to show how a funding disparity toward HIV/AIDS groups was just as much to blame for the high incidence rates in communities of color.
The number of cases of a disease in an area is a complicated function of many variables, but in general the incidence rate will decrease as the immunization rate increases.
Those who drank at least three glasses of milk per day in adulthood "had a 44 percent lower incidence rate of breast cancer than women not drinking milk at all," Hjartaker group reports.
The incidence rate for on-the-job injuries and illnesses declined in private industry from 5.