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## Reporting Rates and Ratios

*Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker*

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Use the virgule construction for rates when placed in parentheses (eg, 1/2) but never in running text. A colon is used for ratios (eg, 1:2). Rates should use the decimal format when the denominator ...
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## Percentages

*Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker*

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

The term percent derives from the Latin per centum, meaning by the hundred, or in, to, or for every hundred. The term percent and the symbol % should be used with specific numbers. Percentage is a ...
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## Reporting Proportions and Percentages

*Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker*

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Whenever possible, proportions and percentages should be accompanied by the actual numerator (n) and denominator (d) from which they were derived. The numerator and denominator should be expressed as ...
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## Decimals

*Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker*

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

The decimal form should be used when a fraction is given with an abbreviated unit of measure (eg, 0.5 g, 2.7 mm) to reflect the precision of the measurement (eg, 38.0 kg should not be rounded to 38 ...
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## Roman Numerals

*Stephen J. Lurie and Margaret A. Winker*

### in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Use roman numerals with proper names (eg, Henry Ford III). Note that no comma is used before the numeral. However, arabic numerals should be used as designators in all other cases (eg, round 2, Table ...
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