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HHD Ch1 definitions

Unit 1 AOS 1 definitions

A state of complete physical, social and mental wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity Health
Relates to 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
A state of wellbeing in which the individual realises their own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to their community Mental health
The level of health experienced by an individual or population group. Health status
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
A measure of the impact of diseases and injuries - measures the gap between current health status and an ideal situation where everyone lives to an old age free of disease and disability Burden of disease
Ill health in an individual and the levels of ill health in a population group Prevalence
The number of deaths caused by a particular disease, illness, or other environmental factor. Mortality rate
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. DALY
Refers to ill-health in an individual, and the levels of ill-health in a population or group. Morbidity rate
The number or proportion of cases of a particular disease/condition present in a population at any given time Incidence
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