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Glossary Terms - Letters U to Z

  • Visceral Fat - Fat that surrounds the internal organs of the abdomen.
  • Ward - An electoral ward is a division of an administrative area used to elect councillors to serve on the councils of the administrative areas.
  • Wider Determinants - Wider determinants also known as the social determinants of health have been described as 'the causes of the causes'. They are the social, economic and environmental conditions that influence the health of individuals and populations. They include the conditions of daily life and the structural influences upon them. They determine the extent to which a person has the right physical, social and personal resources to achieve their goals, meet needs and deal with changes to their circumstances.

This page was last updated on 29-Oct-2013.