Quizzes

The Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.

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:  Which of the following is not considered one of the 3 Ps or most important determinants of health worldwide?
A: Population growth
B: Personal responsibility
C: Pollution
D: Poverty

2:  Which lifestyle factor has been reported to be the most important single preventable cause of death in the U.S.?
A: alcohol
B: substance abuse
C: stress
D: tobacco

3:  Key demographic trends that will impact public health and the future need for programs and services include all of the following except:
A: Shrinking US population and greater utilization levels of health care services by men than women
B: The aging population and the influence of the Baby Boom generation
C: Declining younger population and changes in the family unit
D: Greater racial and ethnic diversity

4:  A measure of health status that attempts to gauge the social impact of various diseases and conditions by adjusting for differences in the age of the population affected is:
A: Years of potential life lost
B: Crude mortality rate
C: Prematurity rate
D: Index of leading economic indicators

5:  When reviewing world infant mortality rates, the U.S. ranks closest to:
A: lowest among all countries
B: one of the lowest ten countries
C: 20th to 30th lowest country
D: 100th lowest country

6:  A country with a rapidly growing population has the following characteristic:
A: 40%-50% of the population is less than 15 years old.
B: a crude birth rate of 20 to 30
C: high doubling time
D: a low migration rate

7:  In 1900, the leading cause of death in the United States was which of the following conditions?
A: tuberculosis
B: diphtheria
C: typhoid fever
D: pneumonia and influenza

8:  Which of the following was in the top five causes of death in both 1900 and 2000?
A: tuberculosis
B: accidents
C: heart disease
D: diabetes

9:  Which of the following health measures has the greatest potential for prevention of disease in the U.S.?
A: Environmental modification
B: Genetic counseling
C: Immunization
D: Modification of personal health behavior

10:  Which of the following best describes predicted changes in disease burden in the year 2020?
A: Ischemic heart disease will decrease
B: Mental illness will account for a larger proportion.
C: Deaths due to tobacco will decrease
D: The HIV epidemic will account for most of the increase.

11:  When compared with other developed nations, the teenage pregnancy rate in the United States is
A: among the lowest
B: comparable to other developed countries
C: decreasing more rapidly
D: among the highest

12:  The World Health Organization (WHO) definition of good human health includes:
A: Physical and social well-being
B: Mental and physical well-being
C: Mental and social well-being
D: Physical, mental, and social well-being

13:  The list of major obstacles to global public health progress includes all of the following except:
A: Population growth and poverty in underdeveloped countries
B: Inadequate government organization and financing of health programs
C: Climatological differences across the globe
D: Maldistribution of resources

14:  A physician fills out a death certificate as follow: IMMEDIATE CAUSE OF DEATH-pulmonary embolism DUE TO-deep venous thrombosis DUE TO-pancreatic cancer. She notes that a liver biopsy was performed prior to death. In the U.S. vital statistics, this death would be recorded as due to
A: pulmonary embolism
B: deep venous thrombosis
C: pancreatic cancer
D: complication of liver biopsy

15:  Healthy People 2010 categorizes U.S. health issues according to:
A: primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention
B: morbidity and disability in regions of the U.S.
C: life stages of development and health problems from infants to elderly
D: health promotion, protection, and prevention

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