Physical health in nations

Physical healthSingle survey question; self rating of general population1980Health_198023WVS1 item 83
1990-91Health_199040WVS2 item 83
1995-98Health_199649WVS3 item 11
1990Health_199947WVS4 item ??
1990sHealth_1990s79mean 1990,96,99
Physical health Physical Health index: 1 Infant mortality (-), 2 Physicians p/c (+), 3 Male life expectancy (+)
(Part of Estes’ Index of Social Progress)
1979–81HealthIndex_198047Estes 1984 table 5-1
Physical Quality-of-life Index Average of: 1) Literacy, 2) Infant mortality, 3) Life expectancy at age 1 1975PQLI_197567VanderLijn 1995
PainSelf report on single question: “Did you experience pain A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday?”
% yes
2006-2009Pain_2006.09140Gallup World Poll

Related topics: Health care, Health expenditures, Inequality in health, Life expectancy, Mental health, Mortality, Health outcomes
Related themes: Health

The dataset States of Nations is about characteristics of countries in periods (macro variables). It is part of the World Database of Happiness. Developed for the identification of societal conditions for happiness, the source can also be used for other purposes.