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  • 1. 

    What island nation in East Asia has the world's highest life expectancy (from birth) at 73.6 years?

    • A.

      Japan

    • B.

      Ireland

    • C.

      Iceland

    • D.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    A. Japan
    Explanation
    Japan has the world's highest life expectancy because of several factors. The country has a well-developed healthcare system, with advanced medical technology and access to quality healthcare services. Additionally, the Japanese have a healthy lifestyle, with a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh seafood and vegetables. They also prioritize physical activity and have a strong sense of community, which contributes to their overall well-being. These factors combined have led to Japan having the highest life expectancy in the world, with an average of 73.6 years.

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  • 2. 

    What landlocked African nation has world's greatest ratio of patients to physicians at 49,118 to 1?

    • A.

      Morroco

    • B.

      Syria

    • C.

      Nigeria

    • D.

      Malawi

    Correct Answer
    D. Malawi
    Explanation
    Malawi is the correct answer because it is a landlocked African nation with the highest ratio of patients to physicians, which is 49,118 to 1. This means that for every physician in Malawi, there are approximately 49,118 patients. This indicates a severe shortage of healthcare professionals in the country, making it difficult for the population to access adequate medical care.

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  • 3. 

    What North American nation ranks #1 in the world for dollars per capita spent on healthcare?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Panama

    • C.

      Mexico

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. USA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is USA because it is known to spend the highest amount of dollars per capita on healthcare compared to other North American nations. This is due to various factors such as the high cost of medical services, advanced medical technology, and the complexity of the healthcare system in the United States.

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  • 4. 

    What organization issues an annual list of the top ten U.S. cities with the worst air quality?

    • A.

      American Heart Association

    • B.

      American Lung Association

    • C.

      American Red Cross

    • D.

      American Cancer Society

    Correct Answer
    B. American Lung Association
    Explanation
    The American Lung Association issues an annual list of the top ten U.S. cities with the worst air quality. This organization is dedicated to promoting lung health and preventing lung disease, and one of their initiatives is to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of poor air quality on respiratory health. By publishing this list, they aim to inform the public and policymakers about the cities that are most affected by air pollution, and advocate for measures to improve air quality in these areas.

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  • 5. 

    What has the CDC determined is a major contributor to depression, stress and anxiety?

    • A.

      High Fructose Syrup

    • B.

      Poor Sleep Habits

    • C.

      Saturated Fats

    • D.

      Genetics

    Correct Answer
    B. Poor Sleep Habits
    Explanation
    The CDC has determined that poor sleep habits are a major contributor to depression, stress, and anxiety. Lack of quality sleep can disrupt the body's natural balance, leading to mood disturbances and increased stress levels. It can also impair cognitive function and make it difficult to cope with daily challenges, further exacerbating mental health issues. Therefore, establishing good sleep habits is crucial for maintaining overall mental well-being.

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  • 6. 

    In 2011, what did a government study show that Ireland consumes more of than any other EU nation?

    • A.

      Vitamins

    • B.

      High Fructose Corn Syrup

    • C.

      Alcohol

    • D.

      Fast Food

    Correct Answer
    C. Alcohol
    Explanation
    A government study conducted in 2011 revealed that Ireland consumes more alcohol than any other EU nation. This indicates that the Irish population has a higher consumption rate of alcoholic beverages compared to other European countries.

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  • 7. 

    What is the annual mortality rate of kids under the age of 5 in Afghanistan per 1000 children?

    • A.

      199

    • B.

      111

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      48

    Correct Answer
    A. 199
    Explanation
    The annual mortality rate of kids under the age of 5 in Afghanistan is 199 per 1000 children. This means that out of every 1000 children in Afghanistan, 199 die before reaching the age of 5. This high mortality rate indicates a significant health challenge for children in the country, likely caused by various factors such as inadequate healthcare, malnutrition, and limited access to clean water and sanitation facilities.

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  • 8. 

    In 2010 in the U.S., how many physicians were there per 10,000 people?

    • A.

      115

    • B.

      278

    • C.

      89

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    D. 27
    Explanation
    In 2010, there were 27 physicians per 10,000 people in the U.S. This indicates that there was a relatively low number of physicians available to provide medical care to the population at that time.

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  • 9. 

    In 2010, what was the most urgent health issue for travelers and residents alike in sub-Saharan Africa?

    • A.

      Smallpox

    • B.

      Diptheria

    • C.

      Malaria

    • D.

      Avian Flu

    Correct Answer
    C. Malaria
    Explanation
    Malaria was the most urgent health issue for travelers and residents in sub-Saharan Africa in 2010. Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest burden of malaria cases in the world, with millions of people affected each year. The disease can cause severe symptoms such as high fever, chills, and flu-like illness. It is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes, making it a significant concern for travelers and residents alike in the region.

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  • 10. 

    In the U.S. in 2009, what was the per capita expenditure on healthcare?

    • A.

      7410

    • B.

      4733

    • C.

      872

    • D.

      2098

    Correct Answer
    A. 7410
    Explanation
    The per capita expenditure on healthcare in the U.S. in 2009 was $7410. This means that on average, each person in the U.S. spent $7410 on healthcare during that year. This includes expenses such as doctor visits, hospital stays, medications, and other healthcare services. This high expenditure could be attributed to various factors such as the high cost of medical treatments, the prevalence of chronic diseases, and the overall healthcare system in the U.S.

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  • 11. 

    In Japan, what is the legal age for smoking cigarettes?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    In Japan, the legal age for smoking cigarettes is 20. This means that individuals must be at least 20 years old to purchase and consume tobacco products.

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  • 12. 

    To whom did Britain's Committee on Toxicity issue a warning about Red Bull consumption?

    • A.

      Athletes

    • B.

      Pregnant Women

    • C.

      Seniors

    • D.

      Adolescents

    Correct Answer
    B. Pregnant Women
    Explanation
    The Committee on Toxicity issued a warning about Red Bull consumption to pregnant women. This suggests that there may be potential risks or adverse effects associated with consuming Red Bull during pregnancy. It is important for pregnant women to be cautious about their dietary choices and consult with healthcare professionals to ensure the well-being of both themselves and their unborn child.

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  • 13. 

    What is considered the most serious risk to health in Ireland?

    • A.

      Obesity

    • B.

      Cancer

    • C.

      Smoking

    • D.

      Depression

    Correct Answer
    C. Smoking
    Explanation
    Smoking is considered the most serious risk to health in Ireland because it is a leading cause of preventable diseases such as lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illnesses. Smoking not only affects the health of the smoker but also poses a significant risk to those exposed to secondhand smoke. The harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke can damage the lungs and other organs, leading to chronic health conditions and premature death. Efforts to reduce smoking rates in Ireland include public health campaigns, increased taxation on tobacco products, and smoking cessation programs.

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  • 14. 

    In 2010, how did more than 82% of people in Ireland rate their personal overall health?

    • A.

      Average

    • B.

      Average-Good

    • C.

      Poor-Average

    • D.

      Good-Very Good

    Correct Answer
    D. Good-Very Good
    Explanation
    In 2010, more than 82% of people in Ireland rated their personal overall health as Good-Very Good. This indicates that a significant majority of the population perceived their health to be in a positive and satisfactory state during that time period.

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  • 15. 

    How does the life expectancy of a woman in Ireland in 2010 compare to 72 years estimated in 1967?

    • A.

      A Decrease of 5-7 Years

    • B.

      An Increase of 5-7 Years

    • C.

      An Increase Of 10-12 Years

    • D.

      A Decrease of 10-12 Years

    Correct Answer
    C. An Increase Of 10-12 Years
    Explanation
    The life expectancy of a woman in Ireland in 2010 increased by 10-12 years compared to the estimated life expectancy of 72 years in 1967. This suggests that advancements in healthcare, improved living conditions, and better access to medical facilities have contributed to a significant increase in life expectancy for women in Ireland over the span of these years.

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