Population Health

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Question 1
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What population has the highest rate of untreated tooth decay compared to other age groups?

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A

Vulnerable adult seniors

B

Children 10-13 years old

C

Children 6-9 years old

D

Children 3-5 years old

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Question 2
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What percentage of older adults (65 to 74 years of age) are edentulous?

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A

4%

B

14%

C

22%

D

34%

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Question 3
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What percentage of children (older than 2 years of age) and adults have never visited a dentist, according to the 1999-2004 NHANES?

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A

3%

B

15%

C

23%

D

55%

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Question 4
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Which of the following organizations developed the Oral Health Country/Area Profile Program (CAPP) in 1995?

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A

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

B

World Health Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)

C

World Health Organization (WHO)

D

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

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Question 5
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Which of the following is considered to be a safe and effective population-based measure to improve oral health and prevent oral disease?

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A

Daily oral hygiene

B

School-based dental sealant program

C

Clinical dental visit

D

Healthy diet

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Question 6
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Which of the following is true concerning the social impact of oral disease?

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A
Children have a poor self-concept.
B
Children from higher income families experience more restricted activity days than poor children because of better monitoring.
C
Children experience delayed growth and development.
D
Children have a poor self-concept and experience delayed growth and development.
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Question 7
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Which of the following is true concerning the burden of oral disease?

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A
It is spread evenly throughout the population.
B
Those who experience the worst oral health are found among the very young.
C
Poorer older Americans are particularly vulnerable.
D
Oral disease does not jeopardize overall oral health.
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Question 8
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Which of the following is true about poor oral health?

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A
Employers have an obligation to make care available.
B
Left untreated, it can result in premature death.
C
It is only experienced at the low socioeconomic level.
D
Has an effect on home life, but not work experience.
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Question 9
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In recent years, which of the following has limited the pursuits in oral health research to measure progress in relation to the status of oral diseases and conditions?

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A
Lack of funding
B
Lack of disease disparity
C
Lack of adequate means of measuring the result of programs
D
Lack of communication between public health and private practice
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Question 10
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Which of the following is the most common chronic disease of childhood?

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A
Juvenile diabetes
B
Asthma
C
Hay fever
D
Tooth decay
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Question 11
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Early childhood caries affects teeth of children up to what age?

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A
3
B
5
C
7
D
9
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Question 12
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Which of the following is associated with early childhood caries?

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A
Diet that is high in saturated fat
B
Putting a child to bed with formula or other sweetened drinks
C
Not eating enough leafy green or yellow vegetables
D
Child who is a finicky eater
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Question 13
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According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which group experienced the greatest gain in dental caries reduction from the Healthy People 2010 to Healthy People 2020 surveys?

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A
Children aged 3-5 years
B
Children aged 6-9 years
C
Adolescents aged 13-15 years
D
Adults aged 35-60 years
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Question 14
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The prevalence of dental caries among school-age children declined within the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. However, these improvements for children seem to have stalled and for some indicators actually regressed in the 2000s.

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A
Both statements are true.
B
Both statements are false.
C
The first statement is true; the second statement is false.
D
The first statement is false; the second statement is true.
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Question 15
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According to NOHSS, caries rate among third graders (1998 to 2011) was lowest/highest in which of the following states?

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A
Arizona/Connecticut
B
Connecticut/Arizona
C
California/Maine
D
Washington/Arizona
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Question 16
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Which of the following populations are less likely to have a dental visit?

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A
Children from minority families, whose parents have periodontal disease, and are from low income homes
B
Children from minority families whose parents have periodontal disease
C
Children from minority families and from low income homes
D
Children whose parents have periodontal disease and from low income homes
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Question 17
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What percentage of children aged 2-17 were offered advice by a medical doctor about needing routine dental visits (NHANES 1999-2004 and MEPS 2011 data)?

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A
15%
B
32%
C
40%
D
52%
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Question 18
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According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004, what percentage of people aged 75 years and older had experienced root caries?

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A
22%
B
42%
C
62%
D
82%
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Question 19
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As the current trends in aging continue, which of the following will be true?

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A
Adults will lose fewer teeth as they age and will have fewer teeth that are at risk for dental caries throughout life.
B
Adults will lose fewer teeth as they age and will have more teeth that are at risk for dental caries throughout life.
C
Adults will lose more teeth as they age and will have fewer teeth that are at risk for dental caries throughout life.
D
Adults will lose more teeth as they age and will have more teeth that are at risk for dental caries throughout life.
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Question 20
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Which of the following is true concerning placement of dental sealants in the United States?

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A
A higher percentage of 14-year-old adolescents received dental sealants in the United States in 1999-2004 than 8-year-old children.
B
Disparities in dental sealants are not apparent based on race and ethnicity.
C
In 1999-2004, 8-year-old Mexican American children had fewer dental sealants than White or African American children.
D
In 1999-2004, 14-year-old Mexican American adolescents had fewer dental sealants than White or African American children.
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