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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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Race isn't the sole reason infant mortality rates may be higher or lower, Lakey said.
On health expenditure and few other exogenous explanatory variables, it was found that death rate, life expectancy at birth, and infant mortality rate under 5 were significantly contributing to the increase in the per capita public health expenditure.
The Central Intelligence Agency world infant mortality rankings for 2007 showed clearly that infant mortality rates in sub-Saharan African countries are tens to hundreds of times that of industrialized countries.
It is hard to scientifically ascertain the exact causes behind the increase in both neonatal and infant mortality rates, but Dr.
Adjusting the numbers to keep fetal and post-birth deaths similar, Cuba's infant mortality rate rises from about 6 deaths for every 1,000 live births to 7-11 deaths instead.
infant mortality rate has plateaued over the past decade, after four decades of decline.
KHOST CITY (PAN): Forty newborn babies have died in southeastern Khost province over the past one month, indicating a sharp increase in the infant mortality rate, health officials said on Sunday.
The infant mortality rate for pregnancy complications decreased 7.
Infant mortality rate (IMR), defined as the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births, is a key indicator often used to measure the health and well being of a population.
In a November 2009 National Center for Health Statistics data brief, there was some discouraging news: the United States' 2005 infant mortality rate was 6.
Summary: Rabat - The maternal and infant mortality rate in public hospitals declined by 8.

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