Which is not usually an aim of epidemiology?

Question 1 

Which of the following is not usually an aim of epidemiology?


To describe
the health status of the population


To fund   new public health programs


To explain
the etiology of disease


To predict
the occurrence of disease


To control
the distribution of disease

Question 2 

Which of the following activities characterizes an epidemiologic approach (as opposed to a clinical approach)?


Description   of a single individual’s symptoms


Surveillance   of a population


Treatment   of a patient with diagnosed illness


A and   C

Question 3 

In the Yearly Mortality Bill for 1632, consumption referred to:









Question 4 

Which of the following activities characterizes a clinical approach (as opposed to an epidemiologic approach)?


Description   of specific signs and symptoms in a patient


Description   of seasonal trends in disease occurrence


Examination   of disease occurrence among population groups


Demonstration   of geographic variations in disease frequency

Question 5 

Cyclic variations in the occurrence of pneumonia and influenza mortality may reflect:


seasonal   variations in cases of influenza.


the   fact that influenza is a disappearing disorder.


long-term   changes in mortality trends.


both   A and B

Question 6 

The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is responsible for (give the best answer):


tracking   down unusual disease outbreaks in the United States and foreign countries.


collecting   routine epidemiologic data for local health departments.


printing   epidemiologic reports for members of the community.


reporting   suspicious bioterrorism agents to governmental agencies

Question 7 

John Snow, author of Snow on Cholera:


was   the father of modern biostatistics.


established   postulates for transmission of infectious disease.


was   an early epidemiologist who used natural experiments.


argued   that the environment was associated with diseases such as malaria.

Question 8 

Indicate the level of prevention that is represented by pasteurization of milk


Primary   Prevention Active


Primary   Prevention Passive


Secondary   Prevention


Tertiary   Prevention

Question 9 

Using epidemiology for operational research involves:


study   of community health services


study   of risks to the individual


study   of disease syndromes


study   of disease symptoms

Question 10 

Increases in lung cancer mortality, especially among women, illustrate which of the following trends in disease occurrence?


A   residual disorder


A new   epidemic disorder


A   persistent disorder


A   disappearing disorder

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