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health status

‘an individual’s or a population’s overall health, taking into account various aspects such as life expectancy, amount of disability and levels of disease risk factors’ (AIHW, 2008)

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health indicators

standard statistics that are used to measure and compare health status, e.g. life expectancy, mortality rates, morbidity rates

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mortality

refers to deaths in the population

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years of life lost (YLL)

A measure of how many years of expected life are lost due to premature death

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trend

a general direction in which something is developing or changing.

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morbidity

refers to ill-health in an individual and the levels of ill-health in a population or group (AIHW, 2008)

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incidence

incidence refers to the number (or rate) of new cases of a disease/condition in a population during a given period

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prevalence

prevalence the number or proportion of cases of a particular disease or condition present in a population at a given time (AIHW, 2008)

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years lost due to disability (YLD)

years lost due to disability (YLD) a measure of how many ‘healthy’ years of life are lost due to illness, injury or disability