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A type of gynecological cancer has the same incidence rate in white women and African American women in the United States, but the prevalence rate of this type of cancer is lower in African American than in white women. The most likely explanation for this difference in prevalence rates is that when compared to white women, African American women are more likely to

(A) recover from this type of cancer
(B) have natural immunity to this type of cancer
(C) have increased access to treatment for this type of cancer
(D) be resistant to this type of cancer
(E) die from this type of cancer
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E die from this type of cancer
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yes they die...
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cuz prevalence = amount of ppl who have the disease right now and were having it for some time...
SO if there is nobody alive right now (or at least some of them died) prevalence is lower...
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The answer is E.

Die from this type of cancer

Prevalence rate of an illness is decreased either when patients recover or when they die. Because when compared to white patients, African American patients tend to have lower incomes and decreased access to health care they are less likely to receive early treatment for disorders such as cancer, and thus more likely to die. Decreased prevalence in African American women is thus more likely to be due to early death than to recovery from this type of cancer. Resistance to an illness or immunity to an illness affects incidence rate, which is equal in both groups of women in this example.
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it is E, haha this type of question is funny, because regardless of the ethnic group vs white people in the US the minority will lose, this is true for hispanics, blacks, asians and such
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