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Chapter 1. Introduction to Epidemiology

Which type of study would have the broadest generalizability to other populations?

A. A study in 10 countries across five continents

B. A study in a single country

C. A study in a single region

D. A study in a university hospital

Which type of study logistically would be the easiest to conduct?

A. A study in 10 countries across five continents

B. A study in a single country

C. A study in a single region

D. A study in a university hospital

Which of the following attributes is NOT associated with HPV infection?

A. Age

B. Race

C. Sex

D. None of the above

Which of the following studies is an example of descriptive epidemiology?

A. A comparison of the number of lifetime sexual partners between persons with and without oropharyngeal cancer

B. A study of the percent of persons with HPV infection in a prison population

C. A study in which female sex workers are contrasted with women in the general population for risk of developing precancerous lesions of the cervix

D. A trial in which HPV vaccine is administered by random assignment and subsequent development of precancerous lesions of the cervix is assessed

Which of the following conditions is likely to have a nonrandom pattern of occurrence within a population?

A. Oropharyngeal cancer

B. HPV infection

C. Laryngeal cancer

D. All of the above

The age group with the lowest risk of HPV infection is

A. 0 to 10 years.

B. 30 to 34 years.

C. 45 to 49 years.

D. 60 to 64 years.

Which of the following cancers have increased in ...

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