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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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No hospitals in Arkansas placed in the top 10 for the lowest mortality rates.
The cancer mortality rate increased 11 percent, from 70 deaths per 100,000 prisoners in 2010 to 78 per 100,000 in 2011.
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.
George Eliot chief executive Kevin McGee said: "It is important we acknowledge the mortality rate data from the latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide as showing a time when figures were unacceptably high.
Among patients without kidney disease, the adjusted all-cause mortality rate was 17/1,000 person-years among those with vitamin D levels less than 12 ng/mL, compared with 13 for those in the 24- to 29.
Last year the Wales infant mortality rate stood at 3.
These mortality rates, published separately by ONS and the World Health Organisation (WHO), are not comparable because of differences in the methods of calculation used by the two organisations.
In countries such as Rwanda and Botswana, the recording of deaths is incomplete, so mortality rates for these countries have to be estimated by WHO from limited information.
Research shows that across countries, inequality in adult mortality has grown to the point where adult men in Swaziland - the country with the worst mortality rate - now have a probability of premature death that is nine times the mortality rate of the best country, Cyprus," Murray's team wrote.
BAHRAIN'S birth rate is falling and the infant mortality rate is rising, according to government figures.
The birth rate is falling and the infant mortality rate is on the rise in the Kingdom of Bahrain, according to government figures.
The infant mortality rate in the United States did not improve between 2000 and 2005, according to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.