|This article is about an older version of DF.|
In the status menu (accessed using the Chief medical dwarf position.
The z-health menu is used to monitor the health of friendly dwarves. A subject dwarf's status effects and injuries are cataloged in the health menu by hospital staff upon diagnosis. Some basic needs are automatically shown in the menu whenever a dwarf becomes hungry, thirsty, or tired. Doctors will begin treating injured or otherwise unhealthy dwarves only after diagnosis and when proper equipment is available.
Note: The screen is entirely mouse enabled.
Listed below are all of the conditions displayed in the z-health screen:
 First Key Column
This is the column that lists requests and requirements of the subject.
|D||Diagnosis request - Diagnostician needed to diagnose the subject|
|≈||Cleaning request - Dwarf with cleaning labor enabled and soap needed to clean the subject|
|S||Surgery required - Surgeon needed to operate on the subject|
|R||Inoperable Rot - Tissue of the subject is rotted and inoperable, usually calling for amputation to be performed by a surgeon|
|Ø||Suture request - Suturer needed to suture up the subject|
|B||Setting request - Bone doctor needed to set the subject's bone|
|Dressing request - Wound dresser needed to dress the subject's wounds|
|T||Traction request - Traction bench needed|
|I||Immobilization request - Immobilization of a damaged limb via splint or cast needed|
|C||Crutch required - Crutch needed for the subject to walk|
 Second Key Column
This column shows different degrees of bleeding, blood loss, numbness, and paralyzation.
|B!+||Heavy bleeding - Causes the subject to lose blood quickly, sometimes severely.|
|B!~||Bleeding - Causes blood loss but will stop extremely quickly|
|Bl+||Severe Blood Loss - Subject has lost a large amount of blood from bleeding or infection. Shown as "Pale" in the unit's status screen.|
|Bl~||Blood Loss - Subject has lost some blood from bleeding or infection. Shown as "Faint" in the unit's status screen.|
|Slg||Sluggish - Characteristic of weak paralyzation or paralyzation wearing off|
 Third Key Column
This column shows different degrees of pain, exhaustion and fever and also shows dizziness and whether the subject is stunned.
|Pn!||Extreme pain - The subject will "give into pain" which will interfere with their actions|
|Tir||Tired - Not the same as drowsy|
 Fourth Key Column
This column shows breathing problems and various needs (including extreme like starvation and dehydration).
|Dr||Drowning - This is an emergency|
|Br||Cannot breathe - Usually indicates severe lung injury or asphyxiation. Death is imminent unless one lung was injured a long time ago and will finish healing to the point of being able to breathe before subject dies.|
|Br||Trouble breathing - Usually indicates lung injury or extreme exertion|
|T!||Dehydrated - If the subject doesn't receive booze (or water, if hospitalized) they will die. This is an emergency.|
|H!||Starving - If the subject doesn't receive food they will die. This is an emergency.|
|Dw||Very drowsy - If the subject doesn't get sleep soon they will go insane. This is an emergency.|
|Dw||Drowsy - Indicates that the subject will have to sleep soon|
|Na||Nauseous - The subject may vomit|
 Fifth Key Column
This column shows vision and grasping impairment, problems with nerves, and being unable to stand or fly.
|V||Vision lost - Subject will have a very hard time completing normal tasks|
|V||Vision impaired - Subject will have a hard time completing normal tasks|
|V||Vision ~impaired - Subject will have a slightly hard time completing normal tasks|
|P||Popped out - Subject's intestines have popped out. Death is imminent.|
|Sx||Cannot stand - Subject may need crutchesVerify|
|S~||Stand impaired - Subject may need crutches|
|Gx||Cannot grasp - Subject has probably sustained injury to both hands. Some labor will be impossible for the subject.|
|G~||Grasp impaired - Subject has probably sustained injury to one or both hands, but can still grab things|
|Fx||Cannot fly - Subject is unable to fly. This only appears if they have lost the ability, not if they have never had it.|
|F~||Flight impaired - There is nothing to aid impaired flight|
|Mn||Motor nerve - A motor nerve has been damaged, which can affect the subject's ability to move, stand, or fly|
|Sn||Sensory nerve - A sensory nerve has been damaged, which can affect the subject's ability to feel sensations, to see, and to breatheVerify|
 Sixth Key Column
This column shows torn arteries, tendons and ligaments along with fractures and bruising.
|A!||Major artery torn - Subject will die, no questions asked.|
|A+||Artery torn - Subject will probably suffer bleeding of some type. This can be an emergency|
|Of||Overlapping fracture - There has been a major fracture, probably requiring a bone doctor to treat|
|Cf||Compound fracture - There has been a major fracture, probably requiring a bone doctor to treat|
|Ns||Need setting - A bone doctor is needed to treat injuries|
 Seventh Key Column
This column shows broken tissue, different degrees of pain, damage and swelling, and whether the subject has an infection.
|X~||Partially broken tissue|
|Pb!||Extreme pain - The subject will "give into pain" which will interfere with their actions|