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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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It must balance the cost of larger studies against the cost to society of a high false-positive rate that may result in inappropriate social policy, unnecessary treatment, or further redundant follow-up studies.
But he stresses that the Santerne results are specific to giant planets only--all indications are that the false-positive rate for smaller candidates is still low.
Both of these tests use a statistical modeling algorithm that sets a five percent false-positive rate for trisomy 21.
The pivotal trial also found that the false-positive rate increased with age and in African American subjects.
chi square] tests or Fisher exact tests were performed to compare the rates of slide review and false-negative and false-positive rates.
The authors point out a discrepancy between their result and a 2011 study by Timothy Morton and John Johnson at Caltech, who found a false-positive rate closer to 5 percent.
Stepwise sequential screening had a 95% detection rate with a 5% false-positive rate and a 65% early detection rate.
Results The integrated test reduced the false-positive rate of prenatal screening for Down's syndrome from 5% to 0.
When neither the yolk sac nor the embryo was visualized on the initial ultrasound, the false-positive rate for diagnosis of early pregnancy failure was 4.