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health in·di·ca·tor

variable, susceptible to direct measurement, that reflects the state of health of persons in a community.

health indicator

A 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.

health indicator

A limited but measurable element of the health of a community that is used to gauge public health as a whole.
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EnvironmentalGeneralMaternal-ChildPrevention and ScreeningTreatment
Air quality advisoriesBirth rateInfant mortality rateMammography useAccess to care
Motor vehicle emissionsLife expectancyBirth weight of infantsPap testingAvailability of primary care providers
Pesticide levels in foodsObesityMaternal mortality rateTobacco counselingWaiting times for diagnostic services
Source (drinking) water contaminantsSelf-reported health levelsPrenatal visitsVaccination ratesWaiting times for therapeutic services
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Health indicators in the areas of dental and mental health have not kept pace with other Healthy People 2020 objectives, according to a March report from the U.
Securing the public health indicator was a major step towards making eye health the priority it should be; however, it is only one step on the journey.
ONCE THE BATTERY HEALTH INDICATOR IS ATTACHED AND ACTIVATED, IT WILL DRAIN THE BATTERY IN A CONTROLLED DISCHARGE.
Investigators carrying out environmental public health indicator projects do not need to consider lag times between environmental exposures and related health outcomes.
In the last decades, Latin America and the Caribbean have achieved measurable gains in some important health indicators, such as life expectancy, infant mortality, reduction in the prevalence of several infectious diseases, and the eradication of poliomyelitis.
The leading health indicators are borne of lifestyle choices, environment, socioeconomic factors, and the availability and affordability of health care services.
The company's Healthy Communities Network (HCN) and HCI CHNA systems facilitate collaboration and planning among key stakeholders through over two hundred dashboard health indicators and a database of thousands of associated Promising Practices.
April 1 marked another milestone for professionals, following the introduction of the public health indicator for eye health (page 7).
Experts are increasingly coming to the conclusion that fat deposited between the hips and navel is a better health indicator than Body Mass Index (BMI).
Regional children's environmental health indicator pilot projects are currently under way in Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the eastern Mediterranean.
Professionals from across the optical sector have welcomed the first-ever public health indicator for eye health, which came into force on April 1.

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