• Jun 13, 2019

Life Expectancy Gaps in US Cities Linked to Racial Segregation: Study

By Imogene Francis, The Globe Post
June 13, 2019

According this article, a study of 500 cities by the Department of Population Health at New York University’s School of Medicine, found “life expectancy can differ between 20 to 30 years depending on what neighborhood you live in, and the gap is widest in cities with extreme racial segregation.”

Chicago had the largest life expectancy gap of 30.1 years among its population, while also being ranked as one of the most segregated cities in the U.S. And in New York, a person living in East Harlem has a life expectancy of 71.2 years, while a few blocks away on the Upper East Side the average life expectancy is 89.9 years.


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