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Chapter 4. Global Burden of Disease

Which of the following is NOT associated with the epidemiologic transition?

A. Aging of the population

B. A decline in infectious diseases

C. Growth of the population

D. A decline in noncommunicable diseases

Worldwide, the leading cause of death in 2010 was

A. HIV/AIDS.

B. ischemic heart disease.

C. diarrheal disease.

D. stroke.

In 2010, which one of the following countries had the highest life expectancy among females?

A. United States

B. Germany

C. Japan

D. Sweden

From a global perspective, which one of the following risk factors contributes to the greatest burden of disease?

A. High blood pressure

B. Obesity

C. Underweight children

D. Unsafe sexual practices

Between 1990 and 2010, the greatest percentage decline in age-standardized mortality rates was found from which disease?

A. Ischemic heart disease

B. Stroke

C. Measles

D. HIV/AIDS

Between 1990 and 2010, the age group with the greatest percentage reduction in numbers of deaths was

A. less than 5 years.

B. 5 to 19 years.

C. 20 to 49 years.

D. 80+ years.

The greatest percentage contribution to global burden of disease in 2010, as measured by DALYs, relates to which of the following?

A. Communicable diseases

B. Noncommunicable diseases

C. Injuries

D. Neonatal diseases

The noncommunicable disease with the greatest contribution to global burden of disease in 2010, as measured by DALYs is

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