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The Center for Disease Control in the United States reports men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women are and the rates of suicide are higher among adults 65 and older .
asked Dec 07 '11 at 02:06 Lillian New member

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The Center for Disease Control in the United States reports rates of suicide are higher among adult 65 and older. But men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women.

link answered Dec 07 '11 at 04:17 culsum taha New member

There is no reason to use the word "but" here. These are two separate and independent statistics. The comparison of men vs. women is not contrary to the comparison of older vs. younger people. Patty TDec 07 '11 at 06:54

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