Test your knowledge - Health Inequalities Quiz

How much do you know about health inequalities? Take part in the quiz to find out how much you know. Good luck! Select the correct answer in the following questions.

The North represents 30% of the population of England, what percentage of England’s poorest neighbourhoods does it include?
(a) 50%
(b) 20%
(c) 70%

On average, which of the following is the best predictor of mental health problems?
(a) Whether you are in debt
(b) Whether you have bad genes
(c) Lack of exercise

How much shorter is the life expectancy of a baby girl born in Manchester compared to one born in Richmond, London?
(a) 1 year
(b) 5 years
(c) 15 years

People with intellectual disabilities die, on average, ... years younger than the general population. What is the missing number? Is it:
(a) 4 years?
(b) 8 years?
(c) 16 years?

Which of these things have people working for tobacco companies said?
(a) "None of the things which have been found in tobacco smoke are at concentrations which can be considered harmful."
(b) "The financial impact of smoking bans will be tremendous - three to five fewer cigarettes per day per smoker will reduce annual manufacturer profits a billion dollars plus per year."
(c) "We want more 18 to 34 year old blokes smoking B&H than ever before."
(d) All of the above

How much longer can men living in the better off areas of Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding districts expect to live compared to men living in the most deprived areas?
(a) 6.9 years
(b) 7.4 years
(c) 9.9 years

How much longer can women living in the better off areas of Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding districts expect to live compared to women living in the most deprived areas?
(a) 3.7 years
(b) 8.8 years
(c) 10.9 years

What proportion of the UK’s homeless youth are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender)?
(a) A quarter
(b) None
(c) One fifth

Compared with the national average, the number of people smoking in Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding districts is...
(a) Significantly higher
(b) Significantly lower
(c) Not significantly different from the national average

Which of the following two factors are more important in causing repeated chest infections in children?
(a) Levels of damp in the home
(b) Going to a public swimming pool
(c) Parental smoking
(d) Outdoor air pollution

Which of these is more effective in reducing inequalities in smoking prevalence?
(a) Regular tax increases
(b) Public information campaigns
(c) Advertising bans
(d) No conclusive evidence

Patients with low socio-economic status often seek medical attention in hospitals rather than less expensive primary care because:
(a) They are not educated
(b) They have a higher pain threshold
(c) Round the clock hours are more convenient

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