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This article, outlines the background of measures of health status in a population, reviews their strengths and limitations, and discusses their use in assessing the consequences of a wide variety of environmental factors and interventions on human health.



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Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 2011, Pages 111-122

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Earth sciences