Comment 40956

By Donald J. Lester (anonymous) | Posted May 20, 2010 at 13:47:36

One of the main drawback to the study is that it make up is a string work ethic,"Ukrainians constitute the largest single ethnic group in the City of Dauphin" mostly farmers and small industry. By enlarge this study can not be generated to other cities unless they are comparable.

"Dr. Forget has spent three years comparing the administrative health care records of Dauphin's citizens between 1974 and 1978 with those of a control group of people living in similar Manitoba communities at that time. She found that people appear to live healthier lives when they don't have to worry about poverty."

Dr. Forget fails to state what Manitoba communities that she used as a comparison. Moreover, in 1974 and 1978 the work ethic was much different during those years; and when one adds the availability to health care in all the Manitoba communities at that time one would have question the reliability of the study. She also states that, "We also looked at accidents and injuries and they also declined" while such are general terms she fails to separate whether such was from the general population or those involved in the study. Including the fact that age is neither represented...

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