How Family History and Genetics Affect Health and Chronic Conditions


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What are congenital malformations?

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1. What percentage of infants die from congenital malformations?

2. What percentage of intellectual disabilities are caused by genetic factors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This questions on this quiz/worksheet combo will help you evaluate your understanding of how a person's health is affected by his or her family history and genetics. You'll need to answer questions on topics like congenital malformations, varying genetic factors and chronic diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you score when answering questions about the following:

  • What congenital malformations are
  • How congenital malformations factor into infant death rates
  • The percentage of intellectual disability that is caused by genetic factors
  • What genetic factors combined with the environment may cause, for a certain percentage of people
  • The percentage of all chronic diseases linked to genes

Skills Practiced

While you're working through the quiz questions, you'll also be practicing the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as chronic and congenital
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the effects of family history and genetics on health
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the impact of congenital malformations on infants and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the negative health effects caused by genetic factors

Additional Learning

For deeper insight into genes and health, review the corresponding lesson titled How Family History and Genetics Affect Health and Chronic Conditions. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define epigenetics
  • Understand what a chronic disease or condition is
  • Explore the different impacts of chronic diseases on children and adults