PBHE607 Exam 1 Essay

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Take-Home EXAM 1
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Question 1 of 25
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Which of the following is not usually an aim of epidemiology?

A.To describe the health status of the population

B.To fund new public health programs

C.To explain the etiology of disease

D.To predict the occurrence of disease

E.To control the distribution of disease

Answer Key: B

Question 2 of 25
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The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is responsible for (give the best answer):

A.tracking down unusual disease outbreaks in the United States and foreign countries

B.collecting epidemiologic intelligence for local health departments

C.disseminating epidemiologic information to members of the community
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D.Both A and B

Answer Key: D

Question 14 of 25
4.0 Points
In 1900, the death rate per 100,000 population for influenza and pneumonia (I & P) was 202.2; it was 22.4 in 2003. How much did the death rate due to I & P decline





E.None of the above

Answer Key: C

Question 15 of 25
4.0 Points
Blood pressure measurements on adult males 30-39 years of age were obtained in a survey of a representative sample of Twin Cities households. To compare the frequency of hypertension in the white and non-white population surveyed, the most appropriate measure is the

A.incidence rate


C.race-specific prevalence

D.race-specific incidence rate

Answer Key: C

Question 16 of 25
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Incidence and prevalence data have different applications in public health. Prevalence data is used:

A.For estimating the frequency of exposure

B.To express the burden or extent of some condition or attribute in a population

C.To provide a direct estimate of the risk of developing a disease

D.A and B

Answer Key: D

Question 17 of 25
4.0 Points
The incidence of a disease is five times greater in men than in women, but

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