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Chapter 1. Introduction to Epidemiology

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Which type of study would have the broadest generalizability to other populations?

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A. A study in 10 countries across five continents

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B. A study in a single country

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C. A study in a single region

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D. A study in a university hospital

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Which type of study logistically would be the easiest to conduct?

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A. A study in 10 countries across five continents

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B. A study in a single country

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C. A study in a single region

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D. A study in a university hospital

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Which of the following attributes is NOT associated with HPV infection?

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A. Age

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B. Race

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C. Sex

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D. None of the above

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Which of the following studies is an example of descriptive epidemiology?

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A. A comparison of the number of lifetime sexual partners between persons with and without oropharyngeal cancer

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B. A study of the percent of persons with HPV infection in a prison population

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C. A study in which female sex workers are contrasted with women in the general population for risk of developing precancerous lesions of the cervix

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D. A trial in which HPV vaccine is administered by random assignment and subsequent development of precancerous lesions of the cervix is assessed

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Which of the following conditions is likely to have a nonrandom pattern of occurrence within a population?

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A. Oropharyngeal cancer

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B. HPV infection

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C. Laryngeal cancer

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D. All of the above

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The age group with the lowest risk of HPV infection is

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A. 0 to 10 years.

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B. 30 to 34 years.

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C. 45 to 49 years.

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D. 60 to 64 years.

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Which of the following cancers have increased in ...

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