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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 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.
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19 Sep 2006, 17:10
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19 Sep 2006, 17:23
Same here, B.

B essentially says, avg male gets dinged in Terland, before they get cancer, otherwise they probably would get cancer as well.
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19 Sep 2006, 18:43
one more B.
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19 Sep 2006, 22:16
Between B and E, B. Though I'm not completely convinced.
B explains why there are more people with prostrate cancer in Rubaria, but it doesn't explain why there are more deaths.

But its the best of the lot. Anyone care to educate me?
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20 Sep 2006, 02:00
(B) for me too.Though (E) can be argued against by saying that people in ternia who do not utilize the health care system also form a greater percentage of the ones who suffer cancer.

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B explains why there are more people with prostrate cancer in Rubaria, but it doesn't explain why there are more deaths.

And yes (B) explains the deaths and not that there are more people with prostrate cancer in rubaria.
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20 Sep 2006, 04:21
I think C.
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20 Sep 2006, 04:25
Wouldnt B be outside the scope? There is nothing in the passage that suggests a connection between age and prostate cancer...
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20 Sep 2006, 07:00
My answer is E
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20 Sep 2006, 07:04
Fairly certain that it is B
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20 Sep 2006, 21:14
Changing my asnwer to C.

C. Being in poor general health does not increase oneâ€™s risk of developing prostate cancer.

This clearly states that having an advanced health system ina country does not have any impact on the development of prostrate cancer.

This would have been the perfect answer if it had been...

Being in poor general health does not increase oneâ€™s risk of dying due to prostate cancer.
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