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In 1987 sinusitis was the most common chronic medical condition in the United States, followed by arthritis and high blood pressure, in that order. The incidence rates for both arthritis and high blood pressure increase with age, but the incidence rate for sinusitis is the same for people of all ages. The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000.

Which of the following conclusions can be most properly drawn about chronic medical conditions in the United States from the information given above?

A. Sinusitis will be more common than either arthritis or high blood pressure in 2000.

B. Arthritis will be the most common chronic medical condition in 2000.

C. The average age of people suffering from sinusitis will increase between 1987 and2000.

D. Fewer people will suffer from sinusitis in 2000 than suffered from it in 1987{#}

E. A majority of the population will suffer from at least one of the medical conditionsmentioned above by the year 2000.
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C

Premise:

1. Incidence rate for sinusitis is the same for people of all ages

2. The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000

Then the average age of people suffering from sinusitis will increase.
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(A) Sinusitis will be more common than either arthritis or high blood pressure in 2000. -- One never knows suddenly people start eating too much of salt and have high blood pressure. So this cant be concluded

(B) Arthritis will be the most common chronic medical condition in 2000. -- again with the same reason given for (A).

(C) The average age of people suffering from sinusitis will increase between 1987 and2000 -- Yeah this can be safely concluded provided all suffering from sinusitis do not die.

(D). Fewer people will suffer from sinusitis in 2000 than suffered from it in 1987{#} --- Sounds weird.

(E) A majority of the population will suffer from at least one of the medical conditionsmentioned above by the year 2000. -- Cant be concluded.
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agree with TeHCM, its C
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C

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1. Incidence rate for sinusitis is the same for people of all ages

2. Sinusitis is chronic illness.

3. The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000.

Then the average age of people suffering from sinusitis will increase.
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C as well.
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OA is C
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i picked B :( !!! but i know its not right , thnks ppl
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TeHCM wrote:
C

Premise:

1. Incidence rate for sinusitis is the same for people of all ages

2. The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000

Then the average age of people suffering from sinusitis will increase.


C does not consider the fact that some old sinussitis people will die and there place will be taken by others about to die.

Also new kids coming into the world could have sinusitis as well and replace those that gave grown up by 3 years.

I think if incidence of sinusitis is assumed to be constant then there should be no increase in the average age of people with sinusitis

Instead I would prefer A. Sinusitis will continue to be more common after three years


Is this a ETS question?

I dont think A also can be clearly concluded.
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TeHCM wrote:
C

Premise:

1. Incidence rate for sinusitis is the same for people of all ages

2. The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000

Then the average age of people suffering from sinusitis will increase.


C does not consider the fact that some old sinussitis people will die and there place will be taken by others about to die.

Also new kids coming into the world could have sinusitis as well and replace those that gave grown up by 3 years.


I think if incidence of sinusitis is assumed to be constant then there should be no increase in the average age of people with sinusitis

Instead I would prefer A. Sinusitis will continue to be more common after three years


Is this a ETS question?

I dont think A also can be clearly concluded.


This must be C.

The argument says "The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000".

If we consider your logic (Bold part above) then average age will not increase. Increase in average age means there are less deaths than births.
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old_dream_1976 wrote:
TeHCM wrote:
C

Premise:

1. Incidence rate for sinusitis is the same for people of all ages

2. The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000

Then the average age of people suffering from sinusitis will increase.


C does not consider the fact that some old sinussitis people will die and there place will be taken by others about to die.

Also new kids coming into the world could have sinusitis as well and replace those that gave grown up by 3 years.


I think if incidence of sinusitis is assumed to be constant then there should be no increase in the average age of people with sinusitis

Instead I would prefer A. Sinusitis will continue to be more common after three years


Is this a ETS question?

I dont think A also can be clearly concluded.


This must be C.

The argument says "The average age of the United States population will increase between 1987 and 2000".

If we consider your logic (Bold part above) then average age will not increase. Increase in average age means there are less deaths than births.


Ok now I get it. Thanks much.

I ignored the argument totally. Hope I avoid ignoring such details in future
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