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Health Status, Health Perceptions

Health status is an individual's relative level of wellness and illness, taking into account the presence of biological or physiological dysfunction, symptoms, and functional impairment.

Health perceptions (or perceived health status) are subjective ratings by the affected individual of his or her health status6. Some people perceive themselves as healthy despite suffering from one or more chronic diseases, while others perceive themselves as ill when no objective evidence of disease can be found.

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