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Chapter 5. Social Determinants of Health

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What landmark investigation helped to focus attention on the role of social factors in determining health status?

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A. The Framingham Study

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B. The Whitehall Study

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C. The British Doctors Study

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D. The Nurses’ Health Study

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Which of the following aspects of poverty is likely to contribute to health status?

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A. Food security

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B. Transportation

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C. Adequate housing

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D. All of the above

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Population level health status has improved during the past century principally because of

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A. a decline in cigarette smoking.

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B. advances in pharmaceutical treatments.

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C. enhanced social and economic resources.

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D. improved management of acute care hospitalizations.

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Psychological self-perception is thought to impact health through

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A. stress from perceived inequalities.

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B. loss of trust and social connections.

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C. both A and B.

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D. neither A nor B.

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Social inequities during which of the following phases of life have the greatest impact on health outcomes?

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A. The early childhood years

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B. The adolescent years

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C. The young adult years

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D. The older adult years

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What aspects of employment likely contribute to health status?

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A. Poor working conditions

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B. Temporary work

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C. Lack of worker control

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D. All of the above

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Which of the following is NOT typically considered a social determinant of health?

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A. Education

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B. Social drinking

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C. Transportation

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D. Housing

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Which of the following groups of workers is likely to have the lowest mortality rate?

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