indicators of health

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Syn: health indicators. A term covering all forms of data on population health, notably life expectancy, infant and child mortality rates, cause-specific mortality and morbidity, sickness absences from work and school, health care resources, facilities, utilization rates, case fatality and complication rates, immunization rates, teenage pregnancy rates, and data on health-related behavior, such as cigarette smoking rates, use of automobile seat belts, etc.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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