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Point Prevalence: Definition & Study

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A hospital requires all of its employees to take an annual flu shot. The flu prevalence point in the city is 8%. The hospital's prevalence point for the flu is 0.5%. If the hospital has 425 employees, how many of those employees have the flu at this particular point in time?

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1. Brownville is a pretty depressing city and has a 30% point prevalence of depression! What is the point prevalence expressed as a decimal?

2. If there is an increase in point prevalence of a disease from one year to the next, which of the following is not a likely measure that a community might take to address the issue?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do you know about point prevalence? Find out with this quiz/worksheet and answer questions on topics like a flu prevalence point in a hospital and how to express point prevalence in decimal and percentage form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for answering questions on the following on the quiz:

  • Measures that a community would and would not take if a point prevalence of a disease increases from year to year
  • Point prevalence for disease in a community in a given example
  • The point prevalence for Diabetes Type II in a given example

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use your knowledge to answer point prevalence practice problems when given the total population and the number of people who have a disease
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a community would and would not do when a disease's point prevalence increases each year
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about writing point prevalence in decimal form

Additional Learning

The lesson called Point Prevalence: Definition & Study will teach you more about the following points:

  • Interpretation of point prevalence
  • Estimated and exact point prevalence calculations
  • Use of point prevalence to determine immunizations
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