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Volume 18, Number 4—April 2012

CME ACTIVITY

Influenza-associated Hospitalizations by Industry, 2009–10 Influenza Season, United States

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Article Title: Influenza-associated Hospitalizations by Industry, 2009–10 Influenza Season, United States

CME Questions

1. Which of the following statements regarding employment and the risk for hospitalization for influenza in the current study is most accurate?

A. There was a broad increase in the risk for hospitalization for influenza among unemployed vs. employed individuals

B. Employment was a risk factor for hospitalization for influenza only among older adults

C. Employment was a risk factor for hospitalization for influenza only among retail workers

D. There was no relationship between employment status and the risk for hospitalization for influenza

2. All of the following industry sectors experienced overrepresentation of hospitalized influenza cases EXCEPT:

A. Transportation and warehousing

B. Public administration

C. Healthcare

D. Accommodation and food service

3. Which of the following statements regarding the interaction between underlying medical conditions and the risk for hospitalization for influenza in the current study is most accurate?

A. Underlying medical conditions were associated with an increased risk for hospitalization in all industry sectors

B. Educational services carried the highest risk for hospitalization due to its high rate of underlying medical conditions

C. Arts and entertainment carried the highest risk for hospitalization due to its high rate of underlying medical conditions

D. Underlying medical conditions were a risk factor for hospitalization only among unemployed individuals

4. What other factors might have most influenced the rate of hospitalization for influenza in the current study?

A. Access to healthcare

B. Female sex

C. Location of employment

D. Race other than white or black

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