Canada earns "B" grade on health indicators
- Sickness absence with musculoskeletal or mental diagnoses, transition into disability pension and all-cause mortality: A 9-year prospective cohort study. Gjesdal, Sturla; Haug, Kjell; Ringdal, Peder; Mæland, John Gunnar; Hagberg, Jan; Røraas, Thomas; Vollset, Stein Emil; Alexanderson, Kristina // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Jun2009, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p387
Aims: Increased early mortality indicates poor health. This study assessed mortality among men and women after long-term sickness absence (LTSA) with musculoskeletal or mental diagnoses. A special focus was on possible differences in mortality among women and men who obtained disability pension...
- Infant mortality rate as an indicator of population health. Reidpath, D.D.; Allotey, P. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;May2003, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p344
Investigates the role of infant mortality rate (IMR) as an indicator of population health. Criticisms against IMR due to its narrow base and likely focus on a small part of the population to the exclusion of the rest; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on public...
- A Global View of Advancing Neonatal Health and Survival. Vidyasagar, Dharmapuri // Journal of Perinatology;Oct2002, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p513
Journal of Perinatology (2002) 22, 513â€“515 doi:10.1038/sj.jp.7210797
- Health indicators. // Health Statistics Quarterly;Spring2000, Vol. 5, p6
Several charts are presented showing health indicators including population change, infant mortality and quarterly abortion rates in Great Britain from 1971 to 1999.
- The relevance of population health indicators. Robine, J.-M. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;May2003, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p318
Investigates if disability adjusted life expectancy brings more information than infant mortality rate when comparing the overall health status of different populations. Key features and relevance of the two population health indicators; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues;...
- Infant mortality is not an adequate summary measure of population health. Mathers, C.D.; Salomon, J.A.; Murray, C.J.L. // Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;May2003, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p319
Asserts that the infant mortality rate (IMR) is not an adequate indicator of population health. Substantial variations in both adult mortality and average loss of full health at any given level of the IMR; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on community health.
- Persistent geographical disparities in infant mortality rates in Italy (1999-2001): comparison with France, England, Germany, and Portugal. Fantini, Maria Pia; Stivanello, Elisa; Dallolio, Laura; Loghi, Marzia; Savoia, Elena // European Journal of Public Health;Aug2006, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p429
Infant mortality rate (IMR) is used as a population health indicator. We provide an updated description of temporal and geographical trends of IMR in Italy. Methods: Regional data on infant deaths and live births were available for France, Germany, England, Portugal (1999-2000), and Italy...
- In Good Health. // India Today;11/12/2012, p20
The article reports that Manoj Dwivedi, health secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, has performed well in several Indian health indicators that are much better in Kashmir than the national average in 2012. According to the author, Indians have a better change of survival at birth than in many parts...
- Quantifying the burden of disease due to premature mortality in Hong Kong using standard expected years of life lost. Plass, Dietrich; Patsy Yuen Kwan Chau; Thuan Quoc Thach; Jahn, Heiko J.; Poh Chin Lai; Chit Ming Wong; Kraemer, Alexander // BMC Public Health;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background: To complement available information on mortality in a population Standard Expected Years of Life Lost (SEYLL), an indicator of premature mortality, is increasingly used to calculate the mortality-associated disease burden. SEYLL consider the age at death and therefore allow a more...