PARENTS: Test Your Knowledge With Questions Related To Your Children’s Health

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This True/False quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will test your knowledge about some frequently asked questions related to children’s health. Click on an answer for each question to find out if you’re right and to learn more about the topic on the CDC website.

— Dr. Jim Palermo, Editor-in-Chief

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health institute of the United States under the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability, and public education.

1. Parents should start cleaning their child’s teeth as soon as the first tooth appears.

True

False

2. Children younger than 6 years should use enough toothpaste with fluoride to cover the toothbrush.

True

False

teen smoking3. A parent or other family member’s attitude about tobacco influences a teen’s likelihood to try tobacco products.

True

False

4. Less than 25% of all rapes of females occur before age 18.

True

False

5. Birth defects are the leading cause of death in children and adolescents.

True

False

vaccination-320x2406. Vaccines protect children against nine potentially serious diseases.

True

False

7. Kids should wash their hands vigorously together for 20 seconds to remove germs.

True

False

8. For babies under 6 months of age, sunscreen is the best defense against sunburn.

True

False

childfen playing9. Children should get at least 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity on all or most days of the week.

True

False

10. By the age of 20, the average woman has acquired most of her skeletal mass.

True

False


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