The state of health of a person or population assessed with reference to morbidity, impairments, anthropological measurements, mortality, and indicators of functional status and quality of life.
World Health Organization. Definitions. 2009.
A general term for the state of health of an individual, group or population measured against defined standards.
The WHO health indicators provide internationally accepted standards for various aspects of health status.
WHO guides health policy in Member States towards priority health problems, the use of solutions known to them, and relevant directions for problem-orientated research to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of investment for health development.