Chapter 1 Questions
1. Epidemic: the occurrence in a community or region of cases of an illness, specific
health-related behavior, or other health-related events clearly in excess of
Pandemic: an epidemic occurring worldwi
Chapter 3 Questions
A) Vital events: deaths, births, marriages, divorces, and fetal deaths.
B) Public health surveillance: the systematic and continuous gathering of
information about the occurrence of diseases and other health phenomena.
Chapter 2 Questions
3. I do not agree with this objection because there must be a group that the board
can compare the national average with. It would be difficult to find a group whom
matches the same size as the United States. If a group w
Chapter 7 Questions
1. Cost-effectiveness: a procedure that contrasts the costs and health effects of an
intervention to determine whether it is economically worthwhile.
Evidence-based public health: the adoption of policies, laws, and programs that are
Chapter 6 Questions
5. Case-control Study: subjects are defined on the basis of the presence or absence of
an outcome of interest. To calculate an odds ratio, the ratio of odds in favor of
exposure among the disease group (the ca