Health in Context: Global Health Literacy

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1. Poor health literacy is a stronger predictor of a person's health than ___.

  a. age

  b. income

  c. race

  d. all 3


2. Health educators need to write printed and Web-based information using ___ language.

  a. medical

  b. a common

  c. plain

  d. descriptive


3. Oral language skills are important as well. Patients need to articulate their health concerns and describe their symptoms accurately. They need to ask ____ questions, and they need to understand spoken medical advice or treatment directions

  a. pertinent

  b. interesting

  c. common

  d. clear


4. Health literacy issues associated with older adults include: ___% have difficulty using documents such as forms or charts

  a. 20

  b. 40

  c. 60

  d. 80


5. Almost ______% of the patients with hypertension or diabetes in a study had inadequate functional health literacy, and these patients had significantly less knowledge of their disease, important lifestyle modifications, and essential self-management skills, despite having attended formal education classes. (Williams MV, Archives of Internal Medicine

  a. 38

  b. 48

  c. 58

  d. 68

  e. 78


6. Global health concerns are not limited to ____ diseases. Noncommunicable diseases, especially “lifestyle” conditions, are among the leading causes of disability worldwide.

  a. chronic

  b. infectious

  c. heart

  d. major


7. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that tobacco- and smoking-related deaths will increase from 5.1 million each year to 8.3 million each year by 2030 (which will be nearly ___ percent of all deaths globally).

  a. 5

  b. 10

  c. 15

  d. 20

  e. 25


8. Globally, the rate of deaths from noncommunicable causes, such as heart disease, stroke, and injuries, is ____.

  a. decreasing

  b. growing

  c. staying the same

  d. minimal


9. Outbreaks of infectious diseases, foodborne illnesses, or contaminated pharmaceuticals and other products, cannot only spread from country to country, but also impact ___.

  a. trade

  b. travel

  c. trade and travel

  d. costs


10. In the next 10 years, road traffic injuries are expected to become the ____ largest contributor to the global burden of disease by 2020, with 90 percent of all deaths from road traffic injuries occurring in low-income countries.5

  a. 2nd

  b. 3rd

  c. 4th

  d. 5th