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Health Status

Background

The World Health Organization (1948) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Thus health encompasses a broad spectrum of dimensions and is impacted by a multitude of different factors, some inherent and other external to the individual.

Health Indicators - Objective and Subjective 

Different health status measures are used in the literature, from subjective measures (self-assessed health) to more objective measures of health (biological markers).  

 

 Health indicator
Most subjective Self-assessed health
Chronic illness
Limited activities
Symptoms
Depression scale
Activities of Daily Living
Diagnosed conditions
Body Mass Index (reported)
Biomarkers

Mortality

 

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