Logo Series Title: Essential Public Health
Logo Bottom Title: Public Health 101: Healthy People-Healthy Populations: Richard Riegelman
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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  Individuals with lower incomes and levels of education have a shorter life span on average. Which of the following determinants of health best describes this situation?
A: Behavior
B: Geography
C: Genetics
D: Environment
E: Socio-economic

2:  Mold and cockroaches are believed to be related to the development of asthma. Which of the following determinants of health best describes this situation?
A: Behavior
B: Geography
C: Genetics
D: Environment
E: Socio-economic

3:  Cigarette smoking is a major cause of premature births. Which of the following determinants of health best describes this situation?
A: Behavior
B: Geography
C: Genetics
D: Environment
E: Socio-economic

4:  Radon reduction is required for homes that have a high level of radon emissions prior to sale of the home. Which of the following public health strategies best describes this approach?
A: Reducing high risk- focusing on groups at highest risk to reduce their risk leaving others unchanged
B: Improving the average- focusing on the entire population
C: Narrowing the spread - reducing high risk groups by increasing the risk for low risk groups
D: None of the above

5:  Salt is gradually reduced in processed foods and in restaurant menus over the course of a decade. Which of the following public health strategies best describes this approach?
A: Reducing high risk- focusing on groups at highest risk to reduce their risk leaving others unchanged
B: Improving the average- focusing on the entire population
C: Narrowing the spread - reducing high risk groups by increasing the risk for low risk groups
D: None of the above

6:  A site of airborne pollution affecting a nearby community is addressed by building a higher chimney that disperses the pollution over a wider area. Which of the following public health strategies best describes this approach?
A: Reducing high risk- focusing on groups at highest risk to reduce their risk leaving others unchanged
B: Improving the average- focusing on the entire population
C: Narrowing the spread - reducing high risk groups by increasing the risk for low risk groups
D: None of the above

7:  Taxes on soft drinks containing sugar are raised in an effort to discourage consumption. Which of the following types of population health interventions best describes this approach?
A: Healthcare system intervention
B: Traditional public health intervention
C: Social policy intervention
D: None of the above

8:  Vaccinations are provided without cost sharing as part of health insurance. Which of the following types of population health interventions best describes this approach
A: Healthcare system intervention
B: Traditional public health intervention
C: Social policy intervention
D: None of the above

9:  Which of the following is/are currently considered a vulnerable population?
A: Pregnant women and children
B: Workers in high risk professions
C: HIV positive individuals
D: All of the above

10:  Which of the following are potential definitions of a population?
A: All the individuals living in a country, state or other geographic area
B: Members of an insurance plan
C: Students at a university including those taking distance education courses
D: All of the above
E: None of the above

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