Measuring population health: a review of indicators.

@article{Etches2006MeasuringPH,
  title={Measuring population health: a review of indicators.},
  author={Vera Etches and John Frank and Erica Di Ruggiero and Doug Manuel},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={
          29-55
        }
}
This article reviews the historical development of population health indicators. We have long known that environmental, socioeconomic, early life conditions, individual actions, and medical care all interact to affect health. Present quantitative reporting on the impact of these factors on population health grew out of Bills of Mortality published in the 1500s. Since then, regular censuses, civil registration of vital statistics, and international classification systems have improved data… CONTINUE READING
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