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
  • BLiving with other people
  • CLiving in an isolated area
  • DExercising with friends
  • EHaving a well-paid job

Q2:

Which of the following factors is not included in the World Health Organisation’s definition of good health?

  • AMental well-being
  • BPhysical well-being
  • CEconomic well-being
  • DSocial well-being

Q3:

Which of the following is not an example of diseases interacting?

  • AHaving a family history of cardiovascular disease can make a person more likely to develop it.
  • BSevere physical health problems can lead to depression and anxiety.
  • CMalnutrition can cause obesity and and type 2 diabetes.
  • DThe human papillomavirus infection can trigger changes in cells that cause cervical cancers.
  • EHaving HIV makes a person more likely to catch colds, the flu, or tuberculosis.

Q4:

Which of the following could negatively affect a person’s mental well-being?

  • ARegular exercise
  • BA support network of friends
  • CHaving hobbies
  • DIncreased stress
  • EGood physical health

Q5:

What type of disease can be spread between organisms?

  • ACommunicable
  • BNoncommunicable

Q6:

Which of the following best defines disease?

  • AA disease is a condition that can be treated using antibiotics.
  • BA disease is a condition that will eventually kill an organism.
  • CA disease is a condition that improves the normal functioning of an organism.
  • DA disease is a condition that impairs the normal functioning of an organism.
  • EA disease is a pathogen that infects a range of organisms.

Q7:

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

  • ANoncommunicable
  • BCommunicable

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.
  • BA GDP per capita increases, life expectancy does not change.
  • CAs GDP per capita increases, life expectancy decreases before plateauing.

Which of the following statements about the information in the graph is correct?

  • AThe two factors are completely unrelated, so this does not show causation or correlation.
  • BThe graph shows causation, as we know that a higher GDP means longer life expectancy.
  • CThe graph shows correlation, but not causation, as we do not have the information to prove a causal link.

Q9:

There is a correlation between life expectancy and the standards of healthcare available.

What does correlation mean?

  • AA correlation is a link between two or more variables.
  • BA correlation means that a change in one variable causes a change in another.
  • CA correlation means that one variable negatively impacts another.
  • DA correlation means two variables that are not related.
  • EA correlation means variables that change at the same rate as each other.

The correlation between life expectancy and the standards of healthcare is positive. Which of the following best explains this correlation?

  • AAs standards of healthcare improve, life expectancy decreases.
  • BAs standards of healthcare improve, life expectancy increases.
  • CAs standards of healthcare improve, life expectancy remains the same.

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