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Health – Determinants And Indicators

Health : Health is state of complete physical and mental well being not merely an absence of disease or infirmity.
Sullivan’s index: This index (expectation of life free of disability) is computed by subtracting from the life expectancy the probable duration of bed disability and inability to perform major activities.

Determinants of health

  • Heredity
  • Environment
  • Life-style
  • Socioeconomic
  • Health and family welfare
  • Other factors like health related systems ( eg: food and agriculture, education, industry, social welfare, rural development )

Indicators of Health and Characteristics

  1. Valid
  2. Reliable
  3. Sensitive
  4. Specific

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