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variable, susceptible to direct measurement, that reflects the state of health of persons in a community.
health indicatorA characteristic of an individual, population or an environment which can be measured and used to describe one or more aspects of the health of an individual or population.
A limited but measurable element of the health of a community that is used to gauge public health as a whole.See: table
|Environmental||General||Maternal-Child||Prevention and Screening||Treatment|
|Air quality advisories||Birth rate||Infant mortality rate||Mammography use||Access to care|
|Motor vehicle emissions||Life expectancy||Birth weight of infants||Pap testing||Availability of primary care providers|
|Pesticide levels in foods||Obesity||Maternal mortality rate||Tobacco counseling||Waiting times for diagnostic services|
|Source (drinking) water contaminants||Self-reported health levels||Prenatal visits||Vaccination rates||Waiting times for therapeutic services|