Health Challenges in America: Smoking, Obesity, STDs & Eating Disorders


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In the U.S., what is the greatest preventable cause of many health issues?

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1. All of the following statements are true about eating disorders EXCEPT:

2. What percentage of the American population is estimated to be overweight?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the health challenges in America. You will be quizzed on different health challenges such as smoking, eating disorders, and STDs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to bring to mind:

  • The most preventable cause of health issues in America
  • A false claim about eating disorders
  • Percentage of people who are overweight
  • Most common STD in the US
  • What health issues obesity can lead to

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related health challenges lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the negative impacts of numerous health challenges
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about different health challenges that affect American citizens such as obesity and smoking

Additional Learning

To learn more about health challenges, look at the lesson entitled Health Challenges in America: Smoking, Obesity, STDs & Eating Disorders. In this lesson, you will learn about:

  • Life expectancy of Americans compared to less developed countries
  • The two most prevalent eating disorders
  • The estimated amount of money spent on obesity-related health issues in 2008
  • Factors that contribute to smoking, obesity, and eating disorders