Illness caused by a particular injury or disease. The only measures of injury morbidity presented in Injury Surveillance on Line are numbers and rates of hospital separations associated with injuries or illnesses.
1. Sickness, disability or failure of health. 2. The likelihood that a person of a given age will suffer an illness or disability. The premium that a person pays for health insurance is based in part on the morbidity rate for that person's age group.
the WHO Expert Committee on Health Statistics noted in its sixth report (1959) that morbidity could be measured in terms of three units: (1) persons who were ill; (2) the illnesses (periods or spells of illness) that these persons experienced; and (3) the duration (days, weeks etc) of these illnesses.