Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 24 Aug 2016, 22:28

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The historical trend toward greater life expectency is

Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Lungi
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 0

The historical trend toward greater life expectency is [#permalink]

Show Tags

01 Apr 2004, 07:05
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:40) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 7 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The historical trend toward greater life expectency is leading to
new problems for health care providers. Heart disease, the number one
killer in the US today, is to some extent a consequence of simply
growing older, the exception being those cases that stem from birth
defects. For most of us simply growing older means that we are more
likely to develop heart disease, for reasons that are not clear to
reasearchers studying the problem. A complex combination of factors
including age, diet, exercise, stress levels, and inherited
tendencies all seem to play a role in the incidence of heart disease.

Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the statements
above?

a. Heart disease in the US today is approaching epidemic proportions.
b. Heart disease was once a major problem only for the newborn
infants.
c. The percentage of 70 year olds suffering from heart disease today
is higher than it was 100 years ago.
d. A healthy diet combined with regular excercise can prevent heart
disease.
e. The percentage of the population developing heart disease today is
higher than it was 100 years ago.
Senior Manager
Joined: 05 Feb 2004
Posts: 290
Location: USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

01 Apr 2004, 12:51
between C & E.......I would pick C!!
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 35

Kudos [?]: 379 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

01 Apr 2004, 13:07
D was tricky but E takes it.
C can be negated. The argument only says that as people get older, they are more likely to develop heart disease. There is no such comparison in the argument about today's 70 yr-old people versus 100 yr ago's 70 yr old people
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Senior Manager
Joined: 23 Sep 2003
Posts: 293
Location: US
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

01 Apr 2004, 13:34
E.

Since more people are getting older, more people are also developing heart diseases since getting heart disease is a factor of getting older.
Manager
Joined: 27 Feb 2004
Posts: 185
Location: illinois
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

01 Apr 2004, 14:05
E for me......Was debating between C and E....But C has a flaw in that even the same number of 70 years old might be having heart disease...But E..It makes it over the whole population and since the population is growing older andolder and risks of heart also increase along with it...anbd so does the percentage...
Intern
Joined: 22 Aug 2015
Posts: 10
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: The historical trend toward greater life expectency is [#permalink]

Show Tags

15 Apr 2016, 04:23
I believe that aswer should be E.
Manager
Joined: 03 Apr 2013
Posts: 98
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 455

Re: The historical trend toward greater life expectency is [#permalink]

Show Tags

16 Apr 2016, 01:47
kris77 wrote:
I believe that aswer should be E.

So do I!

its based on the mathematical concept of increasing ratio.
_________________

Spread some love..Like = +1 Kudos

Re: The historical trend toward greater life expectency is   [#permalink] 16 Apr 2016, 01:47
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
6 "Life expectancy" is the average age at death of the entire 7 09 Dec 2012, 07:02
4 Country life 6 24 Mar 2011, 12:03
1 The average life expectancy for the US population as a whole 2 02 Jan 2011, 15:42
1 Critics of the trend toward privately operated prisons 4 19 Oct 2009, 12:46
The average life expectancy for the United States population 13 03 Apr 2007, 22:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by