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1. When asked by new parents what the life expectancy is for their African American newborn, the nurse replies that, “2010 statistics indicate that your son: a. will have a life expectancy of appr... oximately 65 years.” b. can realistically expect to live into his late 80s.” c. has a good chance of celebrating his 75th birthday.” d. is likely to live into his late 90s.” ANS: C In 2010, men in the United States at age 60 can expect to live another 22 years. The life expectancy of African American men is about 4.7 years less than white men. Of the options above, C is the only response that fits into those parameters. The other options are not supported by reliable research. DIF: Cognitive Level: Understanding REF: p. 3 TOP: Integrated Process: Teaching/Learning MSC: Client Needs: Health Promotion and Maintenance 2. A nurse is planning care for a group of super-centenarians in an assisted living facility. The nurse considers which of the following? a. Most super-centenarians are functionally independent or require minimal assistance with activities of daily living b. The majority of super-centenarians have cognitive impairment c. The number of super-centenarians is expected to decrease in coming years as a result of heart disease and stroke d. It is theorized that super-centenarians survived as long as they have due to genetic mutations that made them less susceptible to common diseases ANS: A Research supports that most super-centenarians are functionally and cognitively intact, requiring minimal assistance with ADLs. The number of super-centenarians is expected to increase in coming years as the number of older adults increases. The reason why individuals survived as long as they have is not known. DIF: Cognitive Level: Remembering REF: p. 4 TOP: Integrated Process: Teaching/Learning MSC: Client Needs: Health Promotion and Maintenance 3. One reason why many “baby boomers” have multiple chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis is that: a. they have less access to medication and other treatment regimens. b. there was a lack of importance placed on healthy living as they were growing up. c. they did not have access to immunizations against communicable disease when they were children. d. they grew up in an era of rampant poverty and malnutrition. [Show More]

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