The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”. Self-perceived health is a good indicator of the general well-being of a population. Another criterion for assessing the general state of health is the occurrence of chronic diseases or pain. Health-related quality of life, in turn, maps the physical, mental, social and environmental components of well-being.
The results come from the Austrian Health Interview Survey (ATHIS), which is held every six years from 2019 (previously 2006/07 and 2014).