It is currently 20 Nov 2017, 18:09

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

In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually

Author Message
Manager
Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 139

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually [#permalink]

Show Tags

05 Sep 2006, 22:06
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 2 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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 oneâ€™s risk of developing prostate cancer.
D. It is possible to decrease oneâ€™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 Rubariaâ€™s health care system than for those who do.

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2892

Kudos [?]: 336 [0], given: 0

Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008

Show Tags

05 Sep 2006, 22:20
B

Only possible choices are B and C.

B seems more convincing because it says that people in Terland die before they are afflicted by prostate cancer hence have less deaths from prostate cancer.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Kudos [?]: 336 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 02 Jun 2006
Posts: 1257

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

05 Sep 2006, 22:25
B. Most men who have prostate cancer are older than the average life expectancy for male inhabitants of Terland.

Can't get prostate cancer if you die because of something else before the age when you can get prostate cancer.

In Rubaria people live longer to the age when you can get prostate cancer, where as in Txxxxx people die earlier than the expected age.

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 14 Jul 2006
Posts: 326

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

05 Sep 2006, 22:37
agree with (B)
_________________

A well-balanced person is one who has a drink in each of his hands.

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 21 Aug 2006
Posts: 1011

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

05 Sep 2006, 22:59
From B we can conclude that old males get prostrate cancer. And not many of them are alive in Terland And that explains why there is less of this form of cancer among males.
_________________

The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short;
the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 325

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

Show Tags

06 Sep 2006, 04:04
ps_dahiya wrote:
B

Only possible choices are B and C.

B seems more convincing because it says that people in Terland die before they are afflicted by prostate cancer hence have less deaths from prostate cancer.

Exactly how I dealt with this...

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

06 Sep 2006, 04:04
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In Rubaria, excellent health care is available to virtually

Moderators: GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.