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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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Somewhat higher secondary attack rates occurred among contacts who were family or household members of their source case-patient and among contacts of probable case-patients.
In both HIV-positive people and the general population of Denmark, current smokers had the highest heart attack rate (left two bars), previous smokers had a lower rate (middle two bars), and never smokers had the lowest rate (right two bars).
The use of face masks could possibly reduce attack rates, as well as a general reduction of non-essential travel.
The large variety of foods offered at each meal and the apparent lack of accurate recall by the students complicated the calculation of food-specific attack rates.
Then the research team used accepted statistical methods to determine differences in heart attack rates between HIV-positive people and HIV-negative people.
As shown, the available data indicated that persons <18 years of age had a high incidence of infection during the pandemic (an overall symptomatic attack rate of 26% [12], 5 on the transmissibility scale), but relatively few in that age group who became ill died (a CFR of 0.
Researchers found 7 active cases and 81 retrospectively identified cases, for an attack rate of 22 per 1,000 persons, but the range was considerable between villages.
It is that the French heart attack rate plummets during tense football matches.
Seven of 28 patients became infected -- an attack rate of 25 percent.
cases/100,000 population) were stratified by demographics, and a 2-tailed t test was used to detect differences between the overall attack rate for the state and each demographic variable.
Using standard statistical methods, the DAD researchers found no associations between the heart attack rate and total or recent use of Retrovir (zidovudine), Zerit (siavudine), or Epivir (lamivudine).
52 percent annualized heart attack rate among healthy people receiving placebos in trials testing aspirin's heart benefits, Topol says.