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Wellbeing and health

How the Department of Health measures, defines and addresses wellbeing in relation to health.

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Wellbeing and Health

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An individual’s health is a key aspect of their wellbeing and 1 of 10 domains identified by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Although people’s assessment of their health is associated with their assessment of their overall life satisfaction, the relationship between health and wellbeing is not clear cut.

This publication examines how the Department of Health measures, defines and addresses wellbeing in relation to health.

Published 31 July 2013