Worksheet: Describing Health

In this worksheet, we will practice defining health, and explaining how diseases interact in humans.

Q1:

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

Q2:

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

Q3:

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.

Q4:

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

Q5:

What type of disease can be spread between organisms?

  • ANoncommunicable
  • BCommunicable

Q6:

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.

Q7:

What type of disease cannot be passed from one organism to another?

  • ACommunicable
  • BNoncommunicable

Q8:

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.

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