HHD - Area of Study 1 (Unit 3) Definitions.

• definitions of physical, social and mental dimensions of health and health status;

• different measures of health status of Australians, including the meaning of burden of disease,

health adjusted life expectancy and DALYs, life expectancy, under-five mortality rate, mortality,

morbidity, incidence, prevalence;

• health status of Australians compared with other developed countries, including Sweden, United

States of America, United Kingdom and Japan;

• variations in the health status of population groups in Australia, including males and females,

higher and lower socio-economic status groups, rural and remote populations and indigenous

populations;

• biological, behavioural and social determinants of health in explaining variations in health

status;

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1. Mortality

  • Deaths in the population
  • The measure of the proportion of the population who die in a period of time.
  • Deaths in the population per 100,000.
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2. Disability Adjusted Life years

  • 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.
  • A measure of burden of disease, one DALY equals one year of life lost due to premature death and time lived with illness, disability or injury.
  • A measure of burden of disease, one DALY equals one year of life lost due to premature death and time lived with illness, disease or injury.

3. Morbidity

  • Refers to ill health in an individual and the levels of ill health in a population or group
  • Refers to ill health in an individual and the levels of poor health in a population or group
  • Refers to poor health in an individual and the levels of poor health in a population or group

4. Health Status:

  • An individuals or a population's overall health, taking into account various aspects such as life expectancy, amount of disability and levels of disease risk factors (AIHW, 2008)
  • A population's overall health, taking into account various aspects such as life expectancy, amount of disability and levels of disease risk factors (AIHW, 2008)
  • An individuals or a population's overall health, taking into account various aspects such as life expectancy, amount of disability and amount of disease risk factors (AIHW, 2008)

5. Examples of Social Health:

  • Positive communication, Stress management, relationship development, community contributions, socially acceptable behaviour in a range of situations, access and use support services.
  • Positive communication, Co-operation within groups, relationship development, community contributions, socially acceptable behaviour in a range of situations.
  • Positive communication, Stress management, relationship development, community contributions, socially acceptable behaviour in a range of situations,

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