Health Definitions

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Health
State of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of diseases and infirmity
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Crude Death Rate
The number of deaths per 1,000 people in 1 year
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Infant Mortality
The number of deaths of children under the age of 1 year, expressed per 1,000 live births per year
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Morbidity
Illness and the reporting of disease
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Mortality
The death of people. Measured by a number of indices including death rate, infant mortality, case mortality and attack rate.
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Case Mortality Rate
The number of people dying from a disease divided by the number of those diagnosed as having the disease.
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Attack Rate
The number of cases of a disease diagnosed in an area, divided by total population, over the period of an epidemic.
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Endemic
A disease or condition regularly found among particular people or in a certain area
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Epidemic
A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.
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Pandemic
A disease prevalent over a whole country or world.
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The number of deaths per 1,000 people in 1 year

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Crude Death Rate

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The number of deaths of children under the age of 1 year, expressed per 1,000 live births per year

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Illness and the reporting of disease

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The death of people. Measured by a number of indices including death rate, infant mortality, case mortality and attack rate.

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