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Flashcards in Epidemiology Deck (14):
1

Asthma is commonest in...

younger people

2

Asthma is increasing in...

prevalence

3

prevalence is...

the proportion of disease found to be affecting a population

4

Risk factors for asthma (6)

Family history of atopic disease
Co-existence of atopic disease
Male Sex (pre-pubertal) and female (into adulthood)
Bronchiolitis in infancy
Parental smoking
Low birthweight/prematurity

5

There is a difference in sexes affected by lung cancer - true or false?

false
the prevalence is the same

6

Average 1 year survival for lung cancer

31.5%

7

Average 5 year survival for lung cancer

9.8%

8

As a whole the number of cases of lung cancer are...

decreasing

9

More women than men are being diagnosed with lung cancer now - true or false

true
more women are smoking

10

There is a link between mortality of cancer and _____

deprivation

11

How can we assess the burden of lung disease in terms of morbidity?

admissions
bed occupancy
GP contact

12

Why is setting important when considering burden of disease?

some conditions are seen more in general practice than in hospital

13

smoking is a risk factor in...

lung cancer
emphysema
copd
CHD
Stroke
oral cancers
gangrene
Breast cancer
Cervical cancer
asthma
ulcers

14

There is a dose-response relationship with smoking and smoking related disease - true or false?

true