Preventing Global Mortality

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1. According to EarthTrends, the life expectancy in 2005 in developing countries is ____years.

  a. 74.9

  b. 64.9

  c. 54.9

  d. 44.9


2. ____ causes more than 4 million deaths a year.

  a. high cholesteral

  b. tobacco

  c. high blood pressure

  d. each one of the above 3


3. Risk factors for chronic conditions and diseases are ____.

  a. lack of physical activity

  b. poor diet

  c. tobacco use

  d. all 3


4. ___ remains the leading cause of preventable deaths.

  a. wrong eating

  b. smoking

  c. lack of exercise

  d. inadequate sanitation


5. Physically inactive people are ___ times as likely to coronary develop heart disease as active people.

  a. 2

  b. 3

  c. 4

  d. 5


6. One of the most common ways people catch colds is by rubbing their ___ after their hands have been contaminated with the cold virus.

  a. nose

  b. eyes

  c. face

  d. a and b


7. To make water drinkable, add ___ drops of bleach per gallon of water, stir and let stand.

  a. 4

  b. 6

  c. 8

  d. 10


8. If pit latrines are used, they should be 2 feet wide and at least ___ feet deep.

  a. 2

  b. 3

  c. 4

  d. 5


9. Consider slow weight loss of 3/4 to ___ pounds per week.

  a. 1

  b. 2

  c. 3

  d. 4


10. Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable ___.

  a. blindness

  b. scurvy

  c. heart disease

  d. lung disease


11. ORT Formula per liter: 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ___ teaspoons of sugar.

  a. 2

  b. 4

  c. 6

  d. 8


12. The report shows that a relatively ____ number of risks cause a huge number of premature deaths.

  a. large

  b. small

  c. common

  d. huge