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In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 11:58
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In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually the entire population, whereas very few people in Terland receive adequate medical care. Yet, although the death rate for most diseases is higher in Terland than in Rubaria, the percentage of the male population that dies from prostate cancer is significantly higher in Rubaria than in Terland.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the disparity between the prostate cancer death rate in Rubaria and Terland?

A. Effective treatment of prostate cancer in its early stages generally requires medical techniques available in Rubaria but not in Terland.
B. Most men who have prostate cancer are older than the average life expectancy for male inhabitants of Terland.
C. Being in poor general health does not increase one’s risk of developing prostate cancer
D. It is possible to decrease one’s risk of getting prostate cancer by eating certain kinds of foods, and such foods are more readily available in Rubaria than in Terland.
E. Among men in Rubaria, the death rate from prostate cancer is significantly higher for those who do not take full advantage of Rubaria’s health care system than for those who do
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Re: In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 12:03
I am going with B.

People in Rubaria grow old and then die of prostate cancer. People in Terland never get the chance to grow that old owing to the bad health care.

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B. Most men who have prostate cancer are older than the average life expectancy for male inhabitants of Terland.
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Re: In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 12:25
I will go for (E). Other than (B), all other choices are not close.

(E): Among men in Rubaria, the death rate from prostate cancer is significantly higher for those who do not take full advantage of Rubaria’s health care system than for those who do

Conclusion:
the percentage of the male population that dies from prostate cancer is significantly higher in Rubaria than in Terland.
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Re: In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 13:01
It should be B. My first choice was E but looking deeply E only compares among the men from one place ; iit does not compare both the places.
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Re: In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 13:10
It's clearly B. E tells us nothing about the second state
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Re: In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 13:32
What is the OA?
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Re: In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 13:37
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I am going with B.

People in Rubaria grow old and then die of prostate cancer. People in Terland never get the chance to grow that old owing to the bad health care.

gregspirited wrote:
B. Most men who have prostate cancer are older than the average life expectancy for male inhabitants of Terland.


My initial answer was E, but B makes more sense thx gluon.
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Re: In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2007, 13:47
OA is B
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