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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.
See: table
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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Oral health indicator #5, developed by National Quality Forum, Healthy People 2020 OH1.
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It is not necessary for investigators to include caveats to the findings of environmental public health indicator projects when communicating their results.
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The atlas has two major sections: 1) interactive pages that provide an extensive series of national, regional, and state maps and tables of reproductive health indicator rates by selected demographic and risk groups in the United States and territories, and 2) help pages that explain GIS, define the indicators and the demographic and risk options, and explain how to use the interactive portion of the site.
Rose said working toward the Leading Health Indicator objective on a statewide scale was a valuable experience.
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We are very pleased to have oral health as a Leading Health Indicator," Koh said.
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Dr Ardakani said the initiative would be launched in 12 districts across Pakistan, which was the largest country among WHO Emro region and its health indicators had an impact on the whole region.

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