In Children
Between Different Races
Between the Poor & Rich
In Different Countries
Fun Facts

100

About 15% of American children suffer from this disease due to poor diet and/or lack of exercise

What is obesity

100

What is the leading cause of death in the U.S. across all races?

What is heart disease 

100

What is the comprehensive health care reform law enacted in March 2010 that has the primary goal to make healthcare more affordable (also known as Obamacare) known as?

What is the Affordable Care Act

100

Which country are we planning on visiting when we take our Service Learning Trip next year?

Where is Lima, Peru

100

This is also known as the "sunshine" vitamin

What is Vitamin D

200

What is the the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old referred to as?

What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

200

What is the leading cause of death within the African American population?

What is heart disease, cancer, or stroke.

200

More affluent individuals have easier access to nutritious foods and proper healthcare so this is likely to be longer than that of someone from a low-income family 

What is life-expectancy

200

This virus is spread through mosquito bites and can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Cases in Latin America and even a few in the U.S. caused babies to be born with microcephaly in recent news reports.

What is the Zika Virus

200

A person who does not consume any animal products is called this

What is a vegan

300

According to WHO, 16,000 children die before their fifth birthday every day from diseases such as malaria and pneumonia. They are 14 times more likely to die if they live in...

What is Africa or sub-Saharan Africa

300

Maternal mortality rates are higher in African American women than in any other race in the U.S. and these numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. What accounts for these differences?

“Quality of prenatal delivery and postpartum care, as well as interaction between health-seeking behaviors and satisfaction with care may explain part of this difference”

African American women are 2-6 times more likely to die during childbirth in the U.S.

300

There are a shortage of these healthcare providers in developing countries which further widens the gap between the health of the wealthy and the health of the poor

What are physicians 

300

Which country is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not have a universal healthcare system

What is the United States of America

300

What is considered to be a healthy/normal blood pressure?

What is 120/80

400

1 in 5 children worldwide lack this important and very necessary element that is essential for their growth and development 

What is safe drinking water

400

This group of individuals are more likely to be uninsured, face barriers to accessing care, and have higher rates of certain conditions compared to whites and those at higher incomes

What are people of color

400

True or False: There is a high number of people in the United States that are uninsured.

True

400

According to US News report in 2019, the United States ranks where in terms of the best healthcare system in the world? (10th place to 20th place)

What is 19th place

400

What is the #1 cause of bankruptcy filing in the U.S.? 

What is paying for health-care-related bills

500

39,000 young girls become brides every day in developing countries, facing increased risks for these diseases or complications

What is HIV and childbirth complications

500

What is the 8th leading cause of death for Native Americans and Alaska Natives?

What is suicide. When compared to other racial and ethnic groups, American Indian and Alaska Native youth have more serious mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. 

500

With this advancement in healthcare this could make the rich healthier while the poor sicker

Technology

500

Life expectancy varies by how many years between countries 

What are 34 years. In low-income countries, life expectancy is 62 years while in high-income countries, it is 81 years. 

500

The term used to describe a disease contracted in a hospital

What are noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)