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Chapter 4. Global Burden of Disease

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Which of the following is NOT associated with the epidemiologic transition?

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A. Aging of the population

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B. A decline in infectious diseases

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C. Growth of the population

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D. A decline in noncommunicable diseases

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Worldwide, the leading cause of death in 2010 was

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A. HIV/AIDS.

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B. ischemic heart disease.

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C. diarrheal disease.

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D. stroke.

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In 2010, which one of the following countries had the highest life expectancy among females?

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A. United States

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B. Germany

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C. Japan

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D. Sweden

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From a global perspective, which one of the following risk factors contributes to the greatest burden of disease?

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A. High blood pressure

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B. Obesity

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C. Underweight children

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D. Unsafe sexual practices

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Between 1990 and 2010, the greatest percentage decline in age-standardized mortality rates was found from which disease?

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A. Ischemic heart disease

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B. Stroke

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C. Measles

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D. HIV/AIDS

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Between 1990 and 2010, the age group with the greatest percentage reduction in numbers of deaths was

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A. less than 5 years.

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B. 5 to 19 years.

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C. 20 to 49 years.

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D. 80+ years.

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The greatest percentage contribution to global burden of disease in 2010, as measured by DALYs, relates to which of the following?

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A. Communicable diseases

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B. Noncommunicable diseases

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C. Injuries

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D. Neonatal diseases

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The noncommunicable disease with the greatest contribution to global burden of disease in 2010, as measured by DALYs is

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