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Health has been defined as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity' (WHO 1946). As a part of the welfare framework, good health represents quality of life in terms of longevity, functioning and participation, all of which play an important role in everyday living. Further subdimensions that represent different aspects of health are;

Life expectancy,

Expected years of life lived with disability,

Infant mortality,

Mental health,

Physical activity, and

Prevalence of obesity

Indicators in this framework