A demographic parameter indicating a person's status with respect to marriage, divorce, widowhood, singleness, etc.
The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby individuals are joined together.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship.
The unmarried man or woman.
The state of having lost a marital partner by death.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
The state of birth outside of wedlock. It may refer to the offspring or the parents.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
Size and composition of the family.
Female parents, human or animal.
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
Support systems that provide assistance and encouragement to individuals with physical or emotional disabilities in order that they may better cope. Informal social support is usually provided by friends, relatives, or peers, while formal assistance is provided by churches, groups, etc.
The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
A center in the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE which is primarily concerned with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics on vital events and health activities to reflect the health status of people, health needs, and health resources.
The act of killing oneself.
Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
Enumerations of populations usually recording identities of all persons in every place of residence with age or date of birth, sex, occupation, national origin, language, marital status, income, relation to head of household, information on the dwelling place, education, literacy, health-related data (e.g., permanent disability), etc. The census or "numbering of the people" is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. Among the Romans, censuses were intimately connected with the enumeration of troops before and after battle and probably a military necessity. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed; Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 4th ed, p66, p119)
The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.
The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.
A natural, adoptive, or substitute parent of a dependent child, who lives with only one parent. The single parent may live with or visit the child. The concept includes the never-married, as well as the divorced and widowed.
Male parents, human or animal.
Process of cultural change in which one group or members of a group assimilate various cultural patterns from another.
The separation of individuals or groups resulting in the lack of or minimizing of social contact and/or communication. This separation may be accomplished by physical separation, by social barriers and by psychological mechanisms. In the latter, there may be interaction but no real communication.
A social group consisting of parents or parent substitutes and children.
Evaluation of the level of physical, physiological, or mental functioning in the older population group.
Involvement in community activities or programs.
Voluntary use of free time for activities outside the daily routine.
Physical activity which is usually regular and done with the intention of improving or maintaining PHYSICAL FITNESS or HEALTH. Contrast with PHYSICAL EXERTION which is concerned largely with the physiologic and metabolic response to energy expenditure.
Married persons, i.e., husbands and wives, or partners. Domestic partners, or spousal equivalents, are two adults who have chosen to share their lives in an intimate and committed relationship, reside together, and share a mutual obligation of support for the basic necessities of life.