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Epidemiology Quizzes & Trivia

You may already know that when a disease breaks out, affecting a huge population it is called an epidemic. Did you know that smallpox is considered the worst epidemic in the history of mankind? Check out the online epidemiology quizzes and learn more interesting trivia.
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    _______ is the cause or set of causes of a disease and/ or condition 

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events or diseases, and the application of this study to the control of diseases and other health problems. Take the Block 9...

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    In 1945 there were 1,000 women who worked in a factory painting radium dials on watches. The incidence of bone cancer in these women up to 1975 was compared with that of 1,000 women who worked as telephone operators in 1975. Twenty of the radium dial painters and four of the telephone operators developed bone cancer between 1945 and 1975. This study is an example of a:

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    An outbreak of gastritis occurred on a cruise ship.  The data in the following table were obtained shortly after the outbreak, from a questionnaire completed by everyone on board the ship. What is the relative risk of developing gastritis from herring consumption?

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    What index does the research center use for patients using a tartar control toothpaste for 6 lower anterior teeth?

Epidemiology quiz: knowledge trivia! Every time a new disease pops up, it is important for research to be done on how it is transmitted, treatment and how to ensure no negative health outcomes go from it. Do you know how to...

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    All of the following are true of odds ratio except:
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What is the relative risk of developing gastritis from herring consumption? An outbreak of gastritis occurred on a cruise ship. The data in the following table were obtained shortly after the...
2.0Relative risk (RR) = Risk in exposed/Risk in unexposed And, Risk = Number of cases (d)/ Total number of people at risk (N) Therefore, RR for developing gastritis from herring consumption = Risk in Ate/ Risk in Did not e
What is the crude mortality rate for Regionville? Regionville is a community of 100,000 persons. During 1985 there were 1,000 deaths from all causes. All cases of tuberculosis have been found and...
2318 The correct answer is option C The crude mortality rate is the number of death occurring among the population with a given geographical region during a given year per 1000 total population. To calculate the crude mortality rate, we need to know
What is the difference between Outbreak and Epidemic?
An outbreak and an epidemic are two different things that are used differently in a context. An outbreak can be simply defined as a sudden occurrence of a disease in an area in greater numbers than its normal occurrence. All the cases in an outbreak
What study design is this? In 1945, there were 1,000 women who worked in a factory painting radium dials on watches. The incidence of bone cancer in these women up to 1975 was compared to...
1. Cohort studyThe two groups where selected on the basis of the exposure (radium) and followed over time (1945 to 1975) to see what the outcome experience (bone cancer) was. In fact because the investigators when back in time to establish the group
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