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HLTB16H3 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Ct Scan, Transtheoretical Model, Canada Health ActExam

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Michelle Letchumanan
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HLTB16H3 Summer 2018
Practice Questions for Midterm Exam
Course Instructor: Michelle Letchumanan
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following scenarios illustrates Garret Hardin’s notion, “tragedy of the
commons” when applied to a universal health care system with finite resources?
A. Mrs. Dover, who doesn’t have any symptoms, insists on ordering a computer
tomography scan of their head just to make sure it is normal.
B. Despite the absence of symptoms, the physician orders the computer
tomography scan because doctors are ethically obliged to act in the best
interests of their patients.
C. Due to the high volume of patients, the radiologist clumsily rushes through
Mrs. Dover’s first computer tomography scan and needs to scan her a second
D. All of the above.
E. None of the above.
2. Recall the four steps of public health risk assessment. Which of the following is the
most accurate objective of step 2, risk/hazard characterization?
A. Identification of specific health effects or hazards.
B. Identify agent possibly responsible for the problem .
C. Evaluation of the possible effect of the hazard.
D. Quantify the relationship between exposure to biological, physical, or
chemical hazards and the risk of developing health outcome
E. Implement surveillance and epidemiology activities.
3. In a study on diabetics, 100 of the 189 diabetic men died during the 13-year
follow-up period. Calculate the risk of death for these men. Express as a percentage.
A. 52.9%
B. 1.89%
C. 7.69%
D. 0.76%
E. None of the above.
4. A diabetes follow-up study included 218 diabetic women and 3,823 nondiabetic
women. By the end of the study, 72 of the diabetic women and 511 of the
nondiabetic women had died. The diabetic women were observed for a total of
1,862 person years; the nondiabetic women were observed for a total of 36,653
person years. Calculate the incidence rate of death among diabetic women per 1,000
A. 13.9 deaths per 1,000 person-years
B. 38.6 deaths per 1,000 person-years
C. 1.96 deaths per 1,000 person-years
D. 274.4 deaths per 1,000 person-years
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