Worksheet: Describing Health
In this worksheet, we will practice defining health, and explaining how diseases interact in humans.
Which of the following could negatively affect someone’s social well-being?
- AHaving hobbies
- BExercising with friends
- CHaving a well-paid job
- DLiving with other people
- ELiving in an isolated area
Which of the following factors is not included in the World Health Organisation’s definition of good health?
- AMental well-being
- BEconomic well-being
- CPhysical well-being
- DSocial well-being
Which of the following is not an example of diseases interacting?
- AThe human papillomavirus infection can trigger changes in cells that cause cervical cancers.
- BMalnutrition can cause obesity and and type 2 diabetes.
- CSevere physical health problems can lead to depression and anxiety.
- DHaving HIV makes a person more likely to catch colds, the flu, or tuberculosis.
- EHaving a family history of cardiovascular disease can make a person more likely to develop it.
Which of the following could negatively affect a person’s mental well-being?
- AGood physical health
- BA support network of friends
- CIncreased stress
- DRegular exercise
- EHaving hobbies
What type of disease can be spread between organisms?
Which of the following best defines disease?
- AA disease is a condition that impairs the normal functioning of an organism.
- BA disease is a condition that can be treated using antibiotics.
- CA disease is a pathogen that infects a range of organisms.
- DA disease is a condition that will eventually kill an organism.
- EA disease is a condition that improves the normal functioning of an organism.
What type of disease cannot be passed from one organism to another?
The graph shows the correlation between a country’s economic output and the life expectancy of its citizens.
Which of the following most accurately describes the trend shown?
- AAs GDP per capita increases, life expectancy increases before plateauing.
- BAs GDP per capita increases, life expectancy decreases before plateauing.
- CA GDP per capita increases, life expectancy does not change.
Which of the following statements about the information in the graph is correct?
- AThe graph shows correlation, but not causation, as we do not have the information to prove a causal link.
- BThe graph shows causation, as we know that a higher GDP means longer life expectancy.
- CThe two factors are completely unrelated, so this does not show causation or correlation.