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Health Sciences 1002A/B Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Canada Health Act, Infant Mortality, Health Canada

Health Sciences
Course Code
HS 1002A/B
Jessica Polzer
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Sample Test Questions For Test 1
1. Which of the following is a principle of the Canada Health Act?
a. Affordability
b. public accountability
c. universality --also a potential answer
d. accessibly
e. proximity?
2. A social perspective on health locates the root causes of illness and suffering in social
arrangements and social inequalities. True or False?
3. Social class, also known as socioeconomic status (SES), is typical measured by:
a. Income
b. Education
c. Occupation
d. one or a combinative of the above
e. none of the above
4. Compared to countries with liberal welfare states, countries with social democratic welfare
states tend to have:
a. lower life expectancy
b. lower child poverty rates
c. Means tested social assistance programs
d. higher income inequalities
e. none of the above are correct
5. Based on the graph, (of income equality vs, infant mortality) which of the statement is not
a. Canada has higher infant mortality than Sweden
b. Canada has a higher median share of income than Sweden
c. Canada has a lower median share of income than Sweden
d. Canada has a larger income gaps than Sweden
Median Share: Proportion of wealth held by the poorer half of the population, if more half is
held by the poorest haft that means the income equality is less
**Higher income equality = lower median share. Ex. Canada has a higher rate of infant
mortality than Sweden, therefore Canada has a lower median share of income than Sweden
6. The key fidigs of the Whitehall II study 15 deostrated … the iverse relatioship
between health and socioeconomic status
7. Accordig to the Lalode Report, Health icludes… health policy
8. Understanding the predictors of early disease, disability, and premature death, which
individuals is at the greatest risk? Ones with poor socioeconomic status
**Income is more a predictor than lifestyle factors such as smoking when it comes to health
9. Canadians outlive Americans, Why?
Better education and government policies decreasing income inequality
10. Which model of health describes the human condition as healthy (freedom from disease
and defect)?
The biomedical model of health
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