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How Healthy Are We In The United States?

How much do you know about Health and Health Care in the United States? Take this quiz and get a small glimpse into this complicated world!

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  1. In 2014, how much did the United States spend on healthcare?

    2 Billion
    2 Trillion
    3 Billion
    3 Trillion
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid the United States spending grew by 5.3% in 2014. The United States spends $9,523 per person while our neighbors in Canada spend $4,641 per person, according to the World Health Organization. We spend more than Japan, Germany, France, China, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain, and Australia combined on health care!

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  2. What are the top 2 causes of death in the United States?

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    Heart Disease and Diabetes
    Diabetes and Cancer
    Stress and Diabetes
    Heart Disease and Cancer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    According to the CDC, in 2015 there were 614,348 deaths due to Heart Disease and another 591,699 from Cancer.

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  3. In Montana, a Coca-Cola factory would like to dump excess waste into a near by river. This is also the main water supply for a nearby reservation. If a government official steps in and prevents dumping, what level of intervention is this?

    Introduction to Public Health. 3rd ed.
    Primary
    Secondary
    Tertiary
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    If only!

    This is an example of primary prevention because it will stop the future exposure of the toxic chemicals and addresses the root cause.

    If only!
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  4. African American women are twice as likely to give birth prematurely or to smaller (weight) babies than white women?

    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    According to the Natural Vital Statistic Report in 2013, African American women gave birth to low birthweight babies at a rate of 13.08 per 1,000 births while white women were almost at half that rate with 6.98 per 1,000 births. Many researchers have looked into why this rate is so dramatically high in African American women. Two notable researchers, Dr. James Collins and Dr. Richard David have looked into different risk factors such as socioeconomic status and education. Interestingly, they have also been looking into racism to see if there is any correlation with low birthweight. If you want to know more check the Unnatural Causes website at: http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/episode_descriptions.php and click on 'When the Bough Breaks' to delve deeper.

  5. If Coca-Cola is allowed to dump excess waste in the river but the government creates programs to teach residents how to depollute the water and provides free medical services for illnesses associated with the water what level of prevention is this?

    Introduction to Public Health. 3rd ed.
    Primary
    Secondary
    Tertiary
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is an example of tertiary prevention because it shows the residents how to minimize effects of the chemical dumping.

  6. LGBT youth have a higher risk of substance abuse and depression but a lower risk of HIV and STIs?

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Journal of School Health have reported that LGBT youth have a higher risk of HIV, STIs, depression, and substance abuse. More research needs to be done but just as racism is being researched for low birth weight, discrimination could be negatively impacting health of the LGBT community.

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  7. After dumping waste for a few weeks, the factory is no longer allowed to dump in the river. Scientists and Water Treatment Specialists will monitor the river to check for harmful chemicals levels and treat the water. What level of prevention is this?

    Introduction to Public Health. 3rd ed.
    Primary
    Secondary
    Tertiary
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This is an example of secondary prevention because the scientists are trying to find ways to provide the residents adequate water without addressing the root cause to stop it.

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  8. Medical Reversals occurs when clinical trials indicate that a treatment’s harms outweigh its benefits, or when it is proven that a treatment was never effective in the first place.

    google.com
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Between 2001 to 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine found 146 medical reversals! If you ever catching yourself wondering about prescription drugs, information can be found at the U.S Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) website!

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  9. Please pick the example of an Intersectionality?

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    Black-Woman-Middle Class
    White-Man-Upper Middle Class
    Japanese-Transgender- 65 years
    Both A and B
    All of the Above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage- Google definition. Many scholars such as Chandra Ford and Ichiro Kawachi have made arguments about 'linking efforts to address the injuries of race and class' because our intersectionalities can have an effect on our health.

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  10. Swedish Hospital is an Example of a:

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    Non-Profit Health Care Institution
    For Profit Health Care Institution
    Not for Profit Health Care Institution
    A typical hospital found in Sweden
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    1.Nonprofit Healthcare Institutions Owned by communities, religious organizations, and philanthropic groups 2.For-profit Healthcare Institutions Owned by investors 3.Not-for-profit Healthcare Institutions Includes both nonprofit and public institutions Swedish is classified as a Not-for-profit under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Did you know that the revenue received by not-for-profit hospitals goes into providing 'charity care', where services are offered at a discounted amount based on income. Most of the revenue gained goes to renovating and purchasing medical technology. Not-for-profits also receive a disproportionately hight tax cut for providing charity care which in reality doesn't make it 'charity'.

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  11. What is Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) advertising?

    Advertising directly to health professionals instead of pharmaceutical representatives at health care institutions.
    A form of marketing promotion that is aimed toward the end patient rather than healthcare professionals.
    the activity or profession of producing advertisements for commercial products or services.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    I think you get the picture on this one! Thanks for taking the Quiz!

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  12. Universal Health Care will help ensure better long term health?

    google.com
    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Since the United States does not have universal health care let's look to our neighbors to the north, Canada. According to the Winnipeg Study, although everyone is insured, people in Winnipeg are still sick and dying first. Access to care is the first step, people still need transportation to get to their appointments, help navigating the health system, and some may need translations. The list can go on and on; simply providing access is not enough.

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