Positive Health

Health Hygiene & Sanitation

Lesson 02 : Definition Of Health And Community Health

Definitions Of Health

Health - A Relative Concept

Health is a relative concept suitable for a particular country, culture, socio-economic status, physiological status, gender etc with wide variations among them.

Though number of people in India experience elevated blood pressure, heart murmurs, hyperlipidemia etc, they will not exhibit any signs of ill health. Many people do not meet the recommended standards for height, weight, birth weight, pregnancy weight gain etc, still they exhibit and experience active and productive life with expected outcomes. Hence, health is a relative concept, which calls for setting up the standards suitable for its own country, or cultures and prevailing ecological conditions.

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