Soc230-exam1 KEY

Soc230-exam1 KEY - Sociology 230 Fall, 2007 Exam 1 Name:_...

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Sociology 230 Fall, 2007 Exam 1 Name:_____________________________________ Answer the multiple choice items on the optical scan sheet with a #2 pencil. Bubble in your name on the sheet. Students are expected to adhere to the Emory Honor Code. D 1. During what Bodenheimer and Grumbach ( Understanding Health Policy ) call the “First Epidemiological Revolution” taking place in the US over the early part of the twentieth century, the major reason for the decline in mortality (as discussed by the authors and presented in the lecture) was: a. new breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and heart disease b. the rising investment of government funds in medical care c. the introduction of special drugs or vaccines to prevent and treat infectious diseases d. better nutrition and hygiene e. both a and c A 2. Compared to 30-40 years ago, surveys of the US population today find that for similar age groups: a. a larger proportion report being dissatisfied with their health status b. a smaller proportion report having physical disabilities or limitations in activities of daily living c. a smaller proportion report having chronic diseases d. a larger proportion of better educated people report engaging in health risk behaviors than poorer educated people e. both b and c E 3. Trichotillomania, the disease of chronic hair pulling, occurs in about 10% of the population and if untreated, lasts for a very long period of time. Cureyall Pharmaceuticals sells a pill that claims to reduce disease symptoms (hair pulling). For every one hundred cases of trichotillomania, 2 in 100 persons who take the pill will stop pulling their hair compared to 1 in 100 persons who do not take any medicine at all. If you wanted to get people to buy the pills (i.e., sell a lot of pills) and emphasize the great burden of trichotillomania for society, you would use what epidemiological statistics: a. relative risk reduction rather than absolute risk reduction with the pill b. absolute risk reduction rather than relative risk reduction with the pill c. the incidence rather than the prevalence of trichotillomania d. the prevalence rather than the incidence of trichotillomania e. both a and d D 4. Research on the use of alternative medicine in the US finds that: a. use of alternative medicine is primarily among recent immigrants to the country b. most of those using alternative medicine therapies tell their physicians about it c. despite the increased numbers of Americans seeking care from alternative healers, the number of annual visits to regular primary care doctors is still much greater than the number of annual visits to alternative healers d. most people use alternative healing along with regular medical care e. both c and d
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C 5. Wilkinson’s writing on the association between the distribution of wealth and national mortality rates ( National mortality rates: the impact of inequality? ) reports that: a. the association between income distribution and national mortality rates is greater for less
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Soc230-exam1 KEY - Sociology 230 Fall, 2007 Exam 1 Name:_...

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