Do You Know Your Health Numbers?
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Do You Know Your Health Numbers?

Do you know what a healthy BMI is? What about high blood pressure? See how well you know important health numbers.

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Do You Know Your Health Numbers?
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Question 1 of 20 Correct

What Body Mass Index (BMI) range is considered healthiest for most adults?

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The correct answer is: A BMI of 20 to 25 is considered the healthiest BMI range for most adults.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: For some people, a BMI over 25 may still be considered healthy.

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The correct answer is: The answer is true. For some people with broad shoulders and small hips (and often, muscular builds), a BMI above 25 is normal.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What BMI number is considered obese?

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The correct answer is: A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. At that level, your risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other conditions goes up.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Having a low BMI -- 18.5 or less -- increases your risk of what conditions?

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The correct answer is: All of the above are correct. A low BMI increases your risk for osteoporosis, impaired immune system function and cardiac abnormalities.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Which kind of cholesterol is known as a bad cholesterol?

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The correct answer is: LDL or low-density lipoprotein is considered bad cholesterol.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What level of LDL is considered healthy for most people?

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The correct answer is: The lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, the lower your risk for a heart attack and stroke will be. A LDL level below 100 mg/dL is optimal. Those at high risk for heart disease should be closer to 70 mg/dL.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What level of HDL, or good cholesterol, is considered healthy?

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The correct answer is: HDL levels of 50 mg/dL or more help lower your risk for heart disease. An HDL level of less than 40 mg/dL is low and is considered a major risk factor because it increases your risk for developing heart disease.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

What level is considered normal for overall cholesterol?

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The correct answer is: A cholesterol of less than 200 mg/dl is considered normal. A total cholesterol 200 mg/dl or above raises your risk of heart disease.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

What level of triglycerides is considered healthy?

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The correct answer is: Desirable levels of triglycerides are less than 150 mg/dl. Borderline are between 150 and 199 mg/dl. High levels are between 200 and 499 mg/dl, and very high are 500 mg/dl and above.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

At what age should you start getting your cholesterol level checked?

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The correct answer is: Everyone age 20 and older should have their cholesterol measured at least once every 5 years.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

What is a normal blood pressure score?

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The correct answer is: A normal blood pressure is below 120/80 mm Hg.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

What is the top number in your blood pressure called?

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The correct answer is: The top number in your blood pressure is the systolic pressure. This is the pressure in your arteries when your heart is pumping.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: The lower number in a blood pressure reading measures the pressure pushing against the artery when your heart is resting between beats.

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The correct answer is: The lower number in your blood pressure reading is called your diastolic pressure.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

Which of the following blood pressure numbers indicate hypertension?

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The correct answer is: You have hypertension if your blood pressure is 140/90 or over.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What is considered a normal blood sugar range?

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The correct answer is: Blood sugar levels vary, but generally a range of 80-120 mg/dl before meals is considered normal.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What blood glucose level is considered hypoglycemic?

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The correct answer is: A blood glucose level of 70 mg/dl or below is considered hypoglycemic.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: A score below 5.7 percent on an A1C test is considered normal for someone without diabetes.

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The correct answer is: Normal fasting blood glucose is below 5.7 percent. A target range of less than 7 percent is ideal for someone with diabetes.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

For women, what is considered a healthy waist-to-hip ratio?

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The correct answer is: The waist to hip ratio measures the difference between your waist and hip measurements, to analyze your level of risk for certain diseases. A healthy waist-to-hip ratio is 0.8 or less. Women with a waist-to-hip ratio of more than 0.8 are at risk for health complications.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

For men, what is considered a healthy waist-to-hip ratio?

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The correct answer is: A healthy waist-to-hip ratio is 1.0 or less. Men with a waist-to-hip ratio of more than 1.0 are at risk for health problems.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

What is considered a healthy resting heart rate?

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The correct answer is: You should strive for 60 beats per minute.

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