Is The U.S Really A Great Place To Live: A Population Health Survey

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 36

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Population Quizzes & Trivia

A great portion of the general population still believe that America ranks near the top among various health categories. The continuing trend of fabricating the truth has created a false perception of the health disparities that exist throughout our country. Test your knowledge of the health inequities that persist in your very own backyard.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In terms of life expectancy, how does the United States rank compared to other "rich" countries? 
    • A. 

      1st

    • B. 

      34th

    • C. 

      Top 10

    • D. 

      Top 5

  • 2. 
    What factors contribute to overall population health in the United States? 
    • A. 

      Zip code

    • B. 

      Personal behaviors (e.g. diet & exercise)

    • C. 

      Income inequality

    • D. 

      Gender ratios

  • 3. 
    Hispanics newly entering the United States have better health than those of their U.S white counterparts?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Emphasis on early childhood development (a child's first 1000 days) has proven to have profound impacts on health later in life?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Check all of the boxes that contribute towards the increase of death/harm from medical care. (e.g. admitting into a hospital)
    • A. 

      Adverse drug effect

    • B. 

      Misdiagnosis

    • C. 

      Unnecessary surgery

    • D. 

      Suicides in hospital

  • 6. 
    What was the homicide rate among youth aged 10-29 in the United States? (data collected from most recent year, 2002) 
    • A. 

      11 per 100,000 population

    • B. 

      2 per 100,000 population

    • C. 

      54 per 100,000 population

    • D. 

      142 per 100,000 population

  • 7. 
    Health in the U.S has been improving most of the last century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The United States is the leading user of what type of pharmaceutical drug?
    • A. 

      Stimulants

    • B. 

      Antidepressants

    • C. 

      Painkillers

    • D. 

      Tranquilizers

  • 9. 
    Lower levels of socio-economic status correlate to an increase of stress hormones and chronic stress. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Taking this quiz helped me understand some of the social determinants of health as well as some of the concepts of population health particularly within the United States. 
    • A. 

      Yes, it was very insightful

    • B. 

      No, it was a waste of my time

    • C. 

      It was alright

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