# Kerala PSC Assistant Professor in Community Medicine Solved paper 2018

Assistant Professor in Community Medicine Provisional Answer Key 2017
Question Code:017/2018
Date of Test : 02/02/2018
QUESTION BOOKLET ALPHACODE A

76. Likert scale is :
(A) Nominal scale
(B) Ordinal scale (√)
(C) Interval scale
(D) Ratio scale

77. The chances of passing a congenital defect A by affected parents to their children is 0.15. They plan to have 2 children. What is the probability of both the children having the genetic disease ?
(A) 0.3
(B) 0.45
(C) 0.0225 (√)
(D) 0.225

78. The odds of an event occurring is 5. What is the probability of that event occurring ?
(A) 0.83 (√)
(B) 0.75
(C) 0.2
(D) 0.05

79. When the relative deviate in a standard normal curve is −2 the proportion of area from the middle of the curve to the designated value is :
(A) 34.1%
(B) 47.7% (√)
(C) 68.2%
(D) 95.4%

80. When mean of a distribution is 85 and median is 98 the distribution is :
(A) Symmetrical
(B) Positively Skewed
(C) Negatively Skewed (√)
(D) SD needed to find out Skewedness

81. A case control study done to prove association of fatty food intake and breast cancer showed an odds ratio of 4.3 (95% C.I-0.9-8.5). It means :
(A) Fatty food intake causes breast cancer
(B) Fatty food intake protects against breast cancer
(C) No significant relation between fatty food intake and breast cancer(√)
(D) Cannot be found out with limited data

82. AUDIT test is used in the screening for :
(A) Smoking
(B) Alcohol(√)
(C) Non alcoholic beverages
(D) Trans fats

83. Supranational lab for Tuberculosis in India is :
(A) National Tuberculosis Institute (NTI), Bangalore
(B) National Institute of TB & Respiratory Diseases (NIRTD), New Delhi
(C) Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar
(D) National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai(√)

84. The false statement about end TB strategy :
(A) 95% reduction in TB deaths by 2035 compared to 2015
(B) 90% reduction in TB incidence rate by 2035 compared to 2015
(C) TB affected families facing catastrophic costs to 50% by 2030(√)
(D) TB affected families facing catastrophic costs to 0% by 2030

85. Regarding intradermal vaccination against polio using IPV, schedule followed in Kerala :
(A) Single dose i.d at 6 weeks
(B) Single dose i.d at 14 weeks
(C) 2 doses i.d at 6 and 10 weeks
(D) 2 doses i.d at 6 and 14 weeks(√)

86. In case of adequate acute flaccid paralysis surveillance Non polio AFP rate in a population should be :
(A) >1/10,000
(B) >1/1,00,000 (√)
(C) <1/10,000
(D) <1/1,00,000

87. The current vaccine against dengue is :
(A) Monovalent vaccine
(B) Bivalent vaccine
(C) Trivalent vaccine
(D) Tetravalent vaccine(√)

88. Average number of children a woman would have if she were to pass through her reproductive years bearing children at the same rates as the women now in each age group is :
(A) General fertility rate
(B) Age specific fertility rate
(C) Gross reproductive rate
(D) Total fertility rate(√)

89. In the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education the nutritional supplement given to upper primary level is :
(A) 700 calories and 20 grams of protein(√)
(B) 500 calories and 15 grams of protein
(C) 300 calories and 12 grams of protein
(D) 800 calories and 20 grams of protein

90. Current best measure of protein quality as per FAO and WHO :
(A) Amino acid score
(B) Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS)
(C) Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score (DIAAS)(√)
(D) Protein efficacy ratio

91. The deficiencies in milk are :
(A) Iron and Vitamin C (√)
(B) Calcium and Vitamin C
(C) Iron and Vitamin D
(D) Iron and Vitamin B12

92. Energy requirements of a person decreases by __________ every decade after age of 60.
(A) 2%
(B) 5%
(C) 7%
(D) 10%(√)

93. The Z score weight for height of a child is −2.65. He is :
(A) Normal
(B) Mild stunting
(C) Severe wasting
(D) Mild wasting(√)

94. Number of measles vaccine required to immunize the target children in a town of 5000 with a birth rate of 30/1000 and a IMR of 100/1000 live births assuming wastage of 30% is :
(A) 135
(B) 150
(C) 190 (√)
(D) 270

95. Percentage of people using, at least one method of contraception, regardless of the method used is :
(A) Couple protection rate
(B) Contraceptive prevalence rate(√)
(C) Effective couple protection rate
(D) Overall couple protection rate

96. A randomized controlled trial comparing efficacy of 2 drugs showed that difference is statistically significant with a P value of < 0.001 but in reality the 2 drugs do not differ in their efficacy. This is an example of :
(A) Alfa error (√)
(B) Beta error
(C) Theta error
(D) Gamma error

97. An investigator wants to study the association between maternal intake of Protein (High, moderate and Low) and birth weight of children in grams. The statistical test to be used is :
(A) Kruskal wallis test
(B) Unpaired t-test
(C) ANOVA (√)
(D) Ranks test

98. Correlation coefficient of GFR and Serum creatinine was found to be 0.8. What percentage in variation of Serum creatinine can be explained with GFR ?
(A) 16%
(B) 80%
(C) 64% (√)
(D) 88%

99. Funnel plot is used analyse :
(A) Recall bias
(B) Confounding bias
(C) Publication bias (√)
(D) Meta-analysis

100. Pick the false statement about VDPV in polio :
(A) I-VDPV is a bigger threat that c-VDPV in eradication of polio(√)
(B) c-VDPV’s are largely due to type 2 polio virus
(C) Consistent with prolonged replication or transmission
(D) Are diagnosed with rRT-PCR