morbidity statistics


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morbidity statistics

Statistics that enumerate the extent, frequency, or severity of disease in a community.
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Morbidity statistics from health service utilisation.
Fifty years ago, morbidity statistics published each week were accompanied by the statement "No health department, State or local, can effectively prevent or control disease without knowledge of when, where, and under what conditions cases are occurring." These statistics appeared under the heading "Prevalence of Disease - United States" in each issue of Public Health Reports printed by PHS, Office of the Surgeon General.
Fifty years ago, morbidity statistics published each week were accompanied by the statement "No health department, State or local, can effectively prevent or control disease without knowledge of when, where, and under what conditions cases are occurring." These statistics appeared under the heading "Prevalence of Disease--United States" in each issue of Public Health Reports printed by PHS, Office of the Surgeon General (Division of Public Health Methods) (see pages 533-6).
Morbidity statistics show the increased importance of degenerative disease and deaths from multiple system failures.
The morbidity statistics for which data have become available for a national level statistical or demographic analysis, refers to inability to perform the usual daily routine, inability to take normal food and requiring bed rest for a specific period of time.