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How much do you really know about topics related to your health such as blood pressure, vaccines, osteoporosis, and food storage? Find out by taking our 10-question quiz.

  1. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a blood pressure reading consistently higher than what number is a sign that the blood pressure needs to be brought under control?

    1. 130/80
    2. 140/90
    3. 150/90
    4. none of the above


  2. Because of distribution delays with the flu vaccine over the last few years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that certain groups at high risk for complications from the flu get their flu shots this year by what month?

    1. December
    2. November
    3. October
    4. September


  3. Which of the following is not considered a "minor species" of animal?

    1. Turkeys
    2. Honeybees
    3. Goats
    4. Deer

  4. Why is there a shortage of drugs for minor species?

    1. These species are generally healthier than other animals.
    2. Drug companies have little economic incentive to get drugs approved for minor species.
    3. All minor species live in the wild, so it is difficult to treat them.

  5. What percentage of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis is male?

    1. 5 percent
    2. 10 percent
    3. 20 percent
    4. 30 percent

  6. How many women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime?

    1. 1 in 2
    2. 1 in 3
    3. 1 in 4
    4. 1 in 5

  7. The FDA's guidance on importing prescription drugs for personal use was first adopted in what year?

    1. 1949
    2. 1954
    3. 1960
    4. 1970


  8. How long does patent protection last for a brand-name drug (from the date of patent submission)?

    1. 5 years
    2. 10 years
    3. 15 years
    4. 20 years


  9. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that a whole chicken be stored in the freezer no longer than what time frame?


    1. 3 months
    2. 6 months
    3. 8 months
    4. one year


  10. Which of the following guidelines does the FDA recommend for consumers who use blood pressure measuring devices at home?

    1. Have the device calibrated.
    2. Look for a statement that says the device was validated against the direct method of measurement.
    3. Make no changes in medications based on at-home findings.
    4. All of the above.

 

Answers to the Consumer I.Q. Quiz

1. Answer = B. 140/90. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a blood pressure reading consistently higher than 140/90 is a sign that the blood pressure needs to be brought under control.

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2. Answer = C. October. Because of distribution delays with the flu vaccine over the last few years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that certain groups at high risk for complications from the flu get their flu shots by October.

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3. Answer = A. Turkeys. Turkeys are not considered a "minor species" of animal.

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4. Answer = B. There a shortage of drugs for minor species because drug companies have little economic incentive to get drugs approved for minor species.

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5. Answer = C. 20 percent. 20 percent of the 10 million Americans with osteoporosis are male.

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6. Answer = A. 1 in 2. One in two women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

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7. Answer = B. 1954. FDA's guidance on importing prescription drugs for personal use was first adopted in 1954.

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8. Answer = D. 20 years. Patent protection for a brand-name drug (from the date of patent submission) lasts for 20 years.

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9. Answer = D. 1 year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that a whole chicken be stored in the freezer no longer than one year.

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10. Answer = D. all of the above. FDA recommends consumers who use blood pressure measuring devices at home to:

  • Have the device calibrated,
  • Look for a statement that says the device was validated against the direct method of measurement, and;
  • Make no changes in medications based on at-home findings.

Portions of the above information has been provided with the kind permission of the Food and Drug Administration (www.fda.gov).

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Reviewed on 10/14/2002

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