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How Do You Know Your Weight - Quiz

This is a quiz designed specifically for the individual to assist in knowing how much you weight. If asked, how do you know your weight, would you answer? Take up the quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A family component is thought to be of importance in obesity prevention interventions targeting young children.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that including the family in obesity prevention interventions for young children is important. This implies that involving and educating the entire family unit can be effective in promoting healthy habits and preventing obesity in young children.

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  • 2. 

    An obesogenic environment is one that promotes weight gain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An obesogenic environment refers to the surroundings or conditions that encourage or contribute to weight gain. This can include factors such as easy access to unhealthy food options, sedentary lifestyles, limited opportunities for physical activity, and advertising that promotes unhealthy eating habits. Therefore, it can be concluded that an obesogenic environment does indeed promote weight gain.

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  • 3. 

    The USDA oversees deceptive marketing of foods and food-related products.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) does not oversee deceptive marketing of foods and food-related products. The USDA's main focus is on agriculture, farming, and food safety regulations. The responsibility for overseeing deceptive marketing practices falls under the jurisdiction of other organizations such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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  • 4. 

    Self-report weight and height are classified as _____ measures.

    • A.

      Subjective

    • B.

      Desirable

    • C.

      Objective

    • D.

      Outcome

    Correct Answer
    A. Subjective
    Explanation
    Self-report weight and height are classified as subjective measures because they rely on individuals' personal perception and reporting of their own weight and height. These measures are based on self-assessment and can be influenced by factors such as memory, social desirability bias, and personal interpretation. Therefore, they may not always be accurate or objective representations of an individual's actual weight and height.

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  • 5. 

    Excessive body weight in children is associated with increased morbidity and mortality just as in adults.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Excessive body weight in children is indeed associated with increased morbidity and mortality, similar to adults. This means that children who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience health problems and have a higher risk of death compared to their peers who have a healthy weight. This emphasizes the importance of addressing and preventing childhood obesity to promote better health outcomes.

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  • 6. 

    All energy-dense foods are associated with weight gain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because not all energy-dense foods are associated with weight gain. While consuming high-calorie foods can contribute to weight gain if consumed in excess, weight gain is ultimately determined by the balance between calorie intake and expenditure. It is possible to include energy-dense foods in a balanced diet and still maintain or lose weight by managing portion sizes and overall calorie intake. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that all energy-dense foods are associated with weight gain.

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  • 7. 

    Most community-based weight-loss initiatives have been effective.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that most community-based weight-loss initiatives have been effective. However, the correct answer is false, which means that this statement is not true. This implies that the majority of community-based weight-loss initiatives have not been effective.

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  • 8. 

    As weight is often underreported in self-report surveys, we can assume that the actual prevalence of overweight and obesity is somewhat higher than that ascertained from BRFSS data.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the prevalence of overweight and obesity is higher than what is reported in self-report surveys. This is because people tend to underreport their weight in surveys, leading to a lower estimate of the actual prevalence. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the actual prevalence is higher than what is reported in the BRFSS data.

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  • 9. 

    Recently, the WHO declared _____ one of the world's top ten health risks.

    • A.

      Overweight

    • B.

      Metabolic syndrome

    • C.

      Central adiposity

    • D.

      Overabundant leisure time

    Correct Answer
    A. Overweight
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "overweight" because the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it as one of the world's top ten health risks. This means that being overweight poses significant health problems and can lead to various diseases and conditions. The WHO's declaration highlights the importance of addressing and preventing overweight to improve global health.

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  • 10. 

    The _____, with the USDA's division of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, target(s) obesity-related programs and policies.

    • A.

      Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

    • B.

      Food and Drug Administration

    • C.

      Food and Nutrition Service

    • D.

      A and b

    • E.

      A and c

    Correct Answer
    E. A and c
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a and c". The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and the Food and Nutrition Service, with the USDA's division of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, target obesity-related programs and policies.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is not part of the "built environment?"

    • A.

      After-school programming for at-risk children

    • B.

      Transportation options that promote physical activity

    • C.

      Public green spaces, including walking paths

    • D.

      Street layout and adequate lighting

    Correct Answer
    A. After-school programming for at-risk children
    Explanation
    After-school programming for at-risk children is not considered part of the "built environment" because it refers to physical and tangible aspects of the environment, such as transportation options, public green spaces, street layout, and lighting. After-school programming, on the other hand, is a social and educational program that is not directly related to the physical infrastructure of the environment.

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  • 12. 

    Research suggests that childhood depression is associated with an increased BMI in adulthood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Research suggests that childhood depression is associated with an increased BMI in adulthood. This means that individuals who experience depression during their childhood are more likely to have a higher body mass index (BMI) when they reach adulthood. This association could be due to various factors such as emotional eating, lack of physical activity, or hormonal changes. However, it is important to note that correlation does not imply causation, and further research is needed to understand the exact relationship between childhood depression and adult BMI.

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  • 13. 

    Overweight in adults is defined as a BMI

    • A.

      Greater than 30

    • B.

      Less than 24

    • C.

      Between 25 and 29.9

    • D.

      Overweight in adults is not defined by using BMI

    Correct Answer
    C. Between 25 and 29.9
    Explanation
    Overweight in adults is defined as having a BMI (Body Mass Index) between 25 and 29.9. BMI is a measure of body fat based on an individual's weight and height. A BMI greater than 30 is considered obese, while a BMI less than 24 is within the normal weight range. Therefore, the correct answer is between 25 and 29.9 as this range indicates overweight in adults.

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  • 14. 

    A more effective worksite-based intervention would integrate which of the following?

    • A.

      Economic support

    • B.

      Education

    • C.

      Behavioral modification strategies

    • D.

      The integration of all of these would lead to the most effective intervention.

    Correct Answer
    D. The integration of all of these would lead to the most effective intervention.
    Explanation
    Integrating economic support, education, and behavioral modification strategies would lead to a more effective worksite-based intervention. Economic support can help address financial barriers that may prevent individuals from participating in interventions. Education can provide individuals with knowledge and skills necessary for behavior change. Behavioral modification strategies can help individuals adopt and maintain healthier behaviors. By combining these approaches, the intervention can address multiple factors that influence behavior and increase the likelihood of success.

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  • 15. 

    _____ is the amount of energy able to be metabolized per unit weight or volume of food.

    • A.

      Nutrient density

    • B.

      Energy expenditure

    • C.

      Food weight

    • D.

      Energy density

    Correct Answer
    D. Energy density
    Explanation
    Energy density refers to the amount of energy that can be metabolized per unit weight or volume of food. This means that it measures the concentration of calories in a given amount of food. Foods with high energy density provide a large number of calories in a small portion, while foods with low energy density provide fewer calories in a larger portion. Therefore, energy density is an important factor to consider when it comes to the calorie content and overall nutritional value of different foods.

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  • 16. 

    Obesity for adults is divided into _____ classes based on the degree of obesity.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Obesity for adults is divided into classes based on the degree of obesity. The number of classes varies depending on the classification system used. In this case, the correct answer is 3, which means that obesity is divided into three classes based on the degree of obesity. This suggests that there are different levels or categories of obesity, each indicating a different degree of severity.

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  • 17. 

    _____ is the largest influence on energy expenditure.

    • A.

      Body mass index

    • B.

      Volitional physical activity

    • C.

      Basal metabolic rate

    • D.

      Thermic effect of food

    Correct Answer
    C. Basal metabolic rate
    Explanation
    Basal metabolic rate refers to the number of calories the body needs to perform basic functions at rest. It is the largest influence on energy expenditure because it accounts for the majority of calories burned throughout the day. Even when a person is not engaged in any physical activity, their body still requires energy to maintain vital functions such as breathing, circulating blood, and regulating body temperature. Therefore, basal metabolic rate plays a significant role in determining overall energy expenditure.

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  • 18. 

    Which region of the United States has the highest rate for obesity in children?

    • A.

      Midwest

    • B.

      South

    • C.

      West

    • D.

      East

    Correct Answer
    B. South
    Explanation
    The South region of the United States has the highest rate of obesity in children. This could be due to various factors such as cultural influences, dietary habits, and lack of access to healthy food options. Additionally, socioeconomic factors and limited physical activity opportunities may also contribute to the higher obesity rates in this region.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following environmental factors has not been linked to obesity?

    • A.

      Availability of interactive video games, such as the Wii or X-box

    • B.

      Poverty

    • C.

      Urban sprawl

    • D.

      Increased portion sizes

    Correct Answer
    A. Availability of interactive video games, such as the Wii or X-box
    Explanation
    The availability of interactive video games, such as the Wii or X-box, has not been linked to obesity. While sedentary activities like playing video games can contribute to a sedentary lifestyle, the availability of interactive video games does not directly cause obesity. Other factors such as poverty, urban sprawl, and increased portion sizes have been linked to obesity.

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  • 20. 

    The _____ oversees claims of health effects and labeling of food.

    • A.

      Food and Drug Administration

    • B.

      Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

    • C.

      Federal Trade Commission

    • D.

      United States Department of Agriculture

    Correct Answer
    C. Federal Trade Commission
    Explanation
    The Federal Trade Commission oversees claims of health effects and labeling of food. They are responsible for ensuring that food manufacturers and advertisers do not make false or misleading claims about the health benefits of their products. The FTC also regulates food labeling to ensure that it is accurate and informative for consumers.

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  • 21. 

    Many of the policy initiatives related to obesity address

    • A.

      Children rather than adults.

    • B.

      Middle-aged to older adults with hypertension.

    • C.

      Overweight pregnant women.

    • D.

      Hispanics and African American families.

    Correct Answer
    A. Children rather than adults.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is children rather than adults. This is because many policy initiatives related to obesity focus on addressing the issue in children, as childhood obesity rates have been steadily increasing. By targeting children, these initiatives aim to prevent and reduce obesity at an early age, promoting healthier lifestyles and habits that can be carried into adulthood.

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  • 22. 

    The built environment could be regulated to enhance physical activity and increase access to fresh, nutritious food through _____ zoning.

    • A.

      Residential

    • B.

      Creative

    • C.

      Mixed-use

    • D.

      Subsidized

    Correct Answer
    C. Mixed-use
    Explanation
    Mixed-use zoning refers to the practice of allowing different types of land uses, such as residential, commercial, and recreational, to coexist within the same area. This type of zoning encourages the development of neighborhoods or communities where people can live, work, and play in close proximity. By incorporating a mix of residential and commercial spaces, mixed-use zoning can promote physical activity by providing opportunities for walking or biking to work or nearby amenities. Additionally, it can increase access to fresh, nutritious food by allowing for the establishment of grocery stores or farmers markets within residential areas.

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  • 23. 

    The first step for the community nutritionist interested in addressing the obesity epidemic is to build awareness of all the following except the

    • A.

      Magnitude of the obesity problem.

    • B.

      Association of obesity with chronic diseases.

    • C.

      Role the media plays in the portrayal of the overweight individual.

    • D.

      Ultimate financial costs of obesity to the taxpayer

    Correct Answer
    C. Role the media plays in the portrayal of the overweight individual.
    Explanation
    The community nutritionist should build awareness of the magnitude of the obesity problem, the association of obesity with chronic diseases, and the ultimate financial costs of obesity to the taxpayer. However, the role the media plays in the portrayal of the overweight individual is not directly related to addressing the obesity epidemic.

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  • 24. 

    Overweight in children is defined as having a BMI

    • A.

      At or above the 95th percentile on the CDC growth chart.

    • B.

      Between the 85th and 95th percentile on the CDC growth chart.

    • C.

      BMI is not used to define overweight in children.

    • D.

      Below the 50th percentile on the CDC growth chart.

    Correct Answer
    B. Between the 85th and 95th percentile on the CDC growth chart.
    Explanation
    Overweight in children is defined as having a BMI between the 85th and 95th percentile on the CDC growth chart. This means that the child's BMI falls between the 85th and 95th percentiles compared to other children of the same age and sex. This range indicates that the child is heavier than the majority of children but not yet classified as obese.

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  • 25. 

    Environmental and social trends that have been identified as possible contributors to the global obesity epidemic include all of the following except

    • A.

      Increased safety measures to protect walkers and cyclists.

    • B.

      Replacement of water with soft drinks.

    • C.

      Fewer opportunities for recreational physical activity.

    • D.

      Globalization of markets.

    Correct Answer
    A. Increased safety measures to protect walkers and cyclists.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "increased safety measures to protect walkers and cyclists." This option does not contribute to the global obesity epidemic because it promotes physical activity and encourages people to walk or cycle. The other options, such as the replacement of water with soft drinks, fewer opportunities for recreational physical activity, and globalization of markets, can all contribute to the global obesity epidemic by promoting unhealthy diets and sedentary lifestyles.

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  • 26. 

    Immediate steps a community nutritionist may take to reduce obesity rates include all of the following except

    • A.

      Encouraging funding for walking trails and safe routes to schools.

    • B.

      Discouraging health care professionals from measuring and tracking BMI of their patients.

    • C.

      Writing to state legislators or members of Congress regarding upcoming obesity-related legislation.

    • D.

      Implementing effective behaviorally based interventions through community-based clinics and organizations.

    Correct Answer
    B. Discouraging health care professionals from measuring and tracking BMI of their patients.
    Explanation
    The immediate steps a community nutritionist may take to reduce obesity rates include encouraging funding for walking trails and safe routes to schools, writing to state legislators or members of Congress regarding upcoming obesity-related legislation, and implementing effective behaviorally based interventions through community-based clinics and organizations. However, discouraging health care professionals from measuring and tracking BMI of their patients is not a step that would help reduce obesity rates. Measuring and tracking BMI is an important tool in assessing and monitoring weight status, which is crucial in addressing and managing obesity.

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  • 27. 

    Efforts to control obesity at the public policy level in the United States are

    • A.

      In need of improvement.

    • B.

      Over-funded.

    • C.

      Successful.

    • D.

      Sufficient.

    Correct Answer
    A. In need of improvement.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "in need of improvement" because the statement suggests that the efforts to control obesity at the public policy level in the United States are not effective or satisfactory. It implies that there is room for improvement in the current approach to address the issue of obesity in the country.

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  • 28. 

    Which of the following would be an environmental strategy for a worksite weight-loss program?

    • A.

      A seminar about personal goal setting

    • B.

      Organizational practices which change the physical environment

    • C.

      An educational dietary intervention

    • D.

      Encouraging physical activity

    Correct Answer
    B. Organizational practices which change the physical environment
    Explanation
    An environmental strategy for a worksite weight-loss program would involve implementing organizational practices that modify the physical environment. This could include initiatives such as providing healthier food options in the cafeteria, creating designated walking paths or exercise areas, or installing standing desks or ergonomic furniture to promote movement and reduce sedentary behavior. These changes to the physical environment would make it easier for employees to make healthier choices and engage in physical activity, ultimately supporting their weight-loss goals.

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  • 29. 

    Excessive fat is indicated by a waist circumference of _____ for men and _____ for women.

    • A.

      < 30 inches, < 25 inches

    • B.

      > 30 inches, > 25 inches

    • C.

      > 40 inches, > 35 inches

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. > 40 inches, > 35 inches
    Explanation
    Excessive fat is indicated by a waist circumference of over 40 inches for men and over 35 inches for women. These measurements suggest a higher amount of fat accumulation around the waist, which can increase the risk of various health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic disorders. It is important to maintain a healthy waist circumference to promote overall well-being.

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  • 30. 

    Public health interventions target lifestyle approaches, such as dietary changes and physical activity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Public health interventions target lifestyle approaches, such as dietary changes and physical activity. This means that public health initiatives aim to promote healthier behaviors and habits among individuals and communities. By focusing on lifestyle factors like diet and exercise, public health interventions aim to prevent and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and improve overall well-being. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects the role of public health interventions in addressing lifestyle approaches.

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  • 31. 

    A low Healthy Eating Index (HEI) score is associated with overweight and obesity.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A low Healthy Eating Index (HEI) score indicates that an individual's diet lacks the necessary nutrients and is not well-balanced. This can lead to weight gain and obesity as the body does not receive the proper nutrition it needs to function properly. Therefore, it is true that a low HEI score is associated with overweight and obesity.

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  • 32. 

    Which of the following national surveys is/are used most frequently to assess obesity data for Americans?

    • A.

      BRFSS

    • B.

      CSFII

    • C.

      NHANES

    • D.

      A and c

    • E.

      B and c

    Correct Answer
    D. A and c
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a and c, which means that the BRFSS and NHANES surveys are used most frequently to assess obesity data for Americans. The BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) is a telephone survey that collects data on health-related behaviors, including obesity, while NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) is a more comprehensive survey that includes physical examinations and laboratory tests in addition to interviews. These surveys are widely used because they provide valuable information about the prevalence and trends of obesity in the United States.

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