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Test your knowledge

Let's test your knowledge and see how you're doing so far.  There's only four questions in this section and the correct answers are available on the next page.

1)  Approximately what percentage of adults smoke in Herefordshire?

1)  12%
2)  25%
3)  76%

2)  Approximately how many people are admitted to hospital each year in Herefordshire, as a result of alcohol consumption?

1)  100
2)  800
3)  1,000

3)  What percentage of people in Herefordshire are physically inactive?

1)  20%
2)  41%
3)  52%

4) What are some of the benefits of getting vaccines?

      1. To protect you and your child from many serious and potentially deadly diseases
      2. To protect other people in your community
      3. To reduce or even get rid of some diseases
      4. All of the above

5) Which of these statements about vaccines are false?

      1. Vaccines contain harmful ingredients like mercury (thiomersal)
      2. Vaccines sometimes cause mild side effects that will not last long – some children may feel a bit unwell and have a sore arm for 2 or 3 days
      3. Vaccines can overload and weaken a child’s immune system
      4. Vaccines undergo rigorous safety testing before being introduced – they’re also constantly monitored for side effects after being introduced
      5. Vaccines can cause Autism
6) Which of the following statements do you believe to be correct (there may be more than one correct answer)?

1)  The MECC e-learning is focused on eight key areas: Drinking alcohol sensibly, stopping smoking, healthy eating, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, oral health,sexual health and vaccines

2)  Unhealthy lifestyles can have serious consequences, causing both acute and chronic diseases, and unfortunately there's nothing we can do about this

3)  Unhealthy lifestyles can have serious consequences, causing diseases that last for a long time and recur (chronic) or that have a rapid onset and / or short course (acute).  The good news is that we can do something about this and we can encourage people to make lifestyle changes

4)  MECC stands for Making Every Communication Correct

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