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H&HD - Definations

The number of deaths caused by a particular disease, illness or other environmental factors. Mortality
The rate at which a particular disease or illness occurs Morbidity
An individual's or population's overall level of health, taking into account various factors such as life expectancy, amount of disability, and levels of disease risk factors. Health Status
Relates to the the efficient functioning of the body and its systems, and includes the physical capacity to perform tasks and physical fitness. Physical Health
being able to interact with others and participate in the community in both an independent and cooperative way. Social Health
State of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to makea contribution to his or her community. Mental Health
An indication of how long a person can expect to live. It is the number of years of life remaining to a person at a particular age if death rates do not change. Life Expectancy
The number or rate of new cases of a particular condition during a specific time Incidence
The number of proportion of cases of a paricular disease or condition present in a population at a given time. Prevalence
A measure of burden of disease, one DALY equals one year of healthy life lost due to premature death and time lived with illness, disease or injury. Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs)
A measure of the impact of diseases and injuries specifically it measures the gap between current health status and an ideal situation where everyone lives to an old age of free of disease and disability. Burden of disease is meausred in a unit called DAL Burden Of Disease
The changes that relate to peoples size and shape and therefore, body structure. Physical Developemnt
A form of physical development that relates to the way in hwich an individual develops muscle function. Motor Development
The increasing complexity of behaviour patterns used in realtionships with other people. Social Development
Refers to feelings and moods and the way in which people express, understand and exercise control over them Emotional Development
Also referred to as cognitive development, the ways in which people are able to think and reason. Intellectual Development
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