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Measures & Determinants of Human Mortality Overview Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the three leading causes of death among adults aged fifty-five and older?

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Question 2 2. Between 15 and 34, the second and third leading types of death vary between _____.

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Question 3 3. Why is suicide one of the leading causes of death among children aged 10 to 14?

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Question 4 4. Factors that affect mortality rates are referred to as __________.

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Question 5 5. As life expectancy goes up, mortality rates usually __________.

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Question 6 6. Which of these is true?

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Question 7 7. What makes social status differentials difficult to pin down?

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Question 8 8. According to the sex differential, which population has higher rates of mortality, historically and today?

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Question 9 9. Which of the major mortality differentials is generally constant because it is mostly based in biological factors?

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Question 10 10. Which of the following is scientifically proven to be true about legalizing abortion?

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Question 11 11. What is one of the primary ethical obligations when creating mortality policies?

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Question 12 12. When we are discussing the study of mortality, what are we generally talking about?

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Question 13 13. What is one of the most significant factors related to changes in female mortality rates?

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Question 14 14. What is the mortality shift?

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Question 15 15. Which one of these was not a social factor that impacted male mortality more than female mortality?

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Question 16 16. Low socio-economic status influences a person's diet, which in turn influences the risk of fatal disease. In this model, what is the distal cause?

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Question 17 17. Which of these is not an example of an epidemiological transition?

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Question 18 18. What is the focus of epidemiological theories of mortality?

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Question 19 19. How did the development of industrial technology and scientific medicine change the main cause of death, according to Horiuchi's model?

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Question 20 20. In Horiuchi's model, what makes the fourth and fifth transitions unique from the first three?

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Question 21 21. What is an epidemiological transition?

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Question 22 22. What is meant by 'life expectancy'?

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Question 23 23. How do we estimate the expectation of life for an age group?

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Question 24 24. In age-specific death rates and in the life tables used to calculate life expectancy, what age increments are used?

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Question 25 25. Malignant neoplasm is another term for _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of these is a likely cause of death within a wealthy country?

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Question 27 27. When we are looking at differential mortality, what are we studying?

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Question 28 28. What is the benefit of framing access to medical care and education about health risks as a human right?

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Question 29 29. What is an epidemiological transition?

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Question 30 30. What is the focus of demographic theories of mortality?

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