Health status

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Health status includes the length of people's lives, as well as their physical and mental health which may be affected by infectious diseases, chronic diseases and injuries.

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Keywords:  premature mortality, cancer, infant mortality, suicide, mortality, life expectancy, death, health status

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  • Life expectancy at birth

    Life expectancy at birth is defined as how long, on average, a newborn can expect to live, if current death rates do not change.
  • Life expectancy at 65

    Life expectancy at age 65 years old is the average number of years that a person at that age can be expected to live, assuming that age-specific mortality levels remain constant.
  • Infant mortality rates

    The infant mortality rate is defined as the number of deaths of children under one year of age, expressed per 1 000 live births.
  • Potential years of life lost

    Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL) is a summary measure of premature mortality which provides an explicit way of weighting deaths occurring at younger ages, which may be preventable.
  • Deaths from cancer

    Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Mortality rates are based on numbers of deaths registered in a country in a year divided by the size of the corresponding population.
  • Suicide rates

    Suicide rates are defined as the number of deaths deliberately initiated and performed by a person in the full knowledge or expectation of its fatal outcome.
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