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Acute health conditions are characterised by sudden onset and are of finite duration. In addition, they tend to severely restrict the subject’s usual daily activities.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Household Surveys, Revised Edition, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 31, United Nations, New York, 1984, para. 14.44.

Cross References:
Acute care
Chronic health conditions

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, April 25, 2013