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# According to life-insurance company statistics, nine out of

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According to life-insurance company statistics, nine out of ten alcoholics die before the age of seventy-five, as opposed to seven out of ten non-alcoholics. A recent report issued by the State Medical Board recounts these statistics and concludes that alcohol
addiction increases a person's susceptibility to life-threatening diseases, thereby reducing life expectancy.

The conclusion drawn by the State Medical Board depends on which of the following assumptions?

a. People who are predisposed to life-threatening diseases are more likely than other people to become alcoholic.

b. The statistics cited exclude deaths due to other alcohol-related events such as automobile accidents.

c. Alcoholism does not also increase a person's susceptibility to diseases that are not life-threatening.

d. The life expectancy of that portion of the general population not characterized by alcoholism increases over time.

e. The author of the report is not biased in his or her personal opinion about the morality of alcohol consumption.
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03 Apr 2010, 13:32
IMO A... cause and effect..
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04 Apr 2010, 00:18
A is wrong though I also picked it.
It would have been correct if People who are predisposed to life-threatening diseases are NOT more likely than other people to become alcoholic.
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04 Apr 2010, 00:49
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If the board is citing the evidence of death and linking it to susceptibility to diseases, the board must assume that deaths were non-disease related.

OA and source?
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Good Question Kudos for the Question...

A recent report issued by the State Medical Board recounts these statistics and concludes that alcohol
addiction increases a person's susceptibility to life-threatening diseases, thereby reducing life expectancy.

Increased consumption of alcohol ---->increase in susceptibility threatening diseases

its a cause&effect Question

Assumption should be stating one of the following possibilities.
1)E does not lead to C
2)No other Cause leads to Effect(eliminating alternate cause)
3)~cause--->~effect
4)Data validation.
any answer stating these will be correct.

a. People who are predisposed to life-threatening diseases are more likely than other people to become alcoholic.
(A would be correct if NOT is used)

c. Alcoholism does not also increase a person's susceptibility to diseases that are not life-threatening.
(not related)

d. The life expectancy of that portion of the general population not characterized by alcoholism increases over time.(think this is ~e-->c so not the answer)

b. The statistics cited exclude deaths due to other alcohol-related events such as automobile accidents.
(eliminating alternate cause)

e. The author of the report is not biased in his or her personal opinion about the morality of alcohol consumption.
(Data validation)

its a tough one between B&E.
I`d like to go with B
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05 Apr 2010, 09:27
E will not correct as the author is simply reporting. Whether she is bias or not is not relevant . B is correct and thus it is the OA
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