Conduent Healthy Communities Institute

Indicator Classification Definitions

Classifications are cross-cutting themes that can apply to an indicator. Below are the definitions of each classification:
 
Clinical Care: Indicators that measure medical care including how and if care is provided. Examples of clinical care indicators are 'Adults who have had a Routine Checkup' and 'Mental Health Provider Rate'.
 
Health Outcome: Indicators that measure acute or one time events including death. Examples include 'Adults who Experienced a Stroke' and 'Death Rate due to Drug Poisoning'.
 
Health Behaviors: Indicators that measure individual behaviors. Examples include fruit and vegetable consumption, smoking rates and vaccination rates.  
 
Health Status: Indicators that measure chronic conditions, general or self-reported health status and emotional health. Examples include 'Adults 20+ who are Obese' and 'Persons with a Disability'.
 
Social Determinants of Health: Indicators that measure the social conditions in the environment in which people live that affect health and well-being. Examples include: 'Students Proficient in Reading', 'Families Living Below Poverty Level' and 'People 65+ Living Alone'.
 
Physical Determinant of Health: Indicators that measure physical conditions in the environment in which people live that affect health and well-being. Examples include: 'Mean Travel Time to Work', 'Annual Particle Pollution', and 'Liquor Store Density'.
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