30-year life expectancy gap between Streeterville, Englewood: study

Jun. 6, 2019

Associated Press


CHICAGO — The life expectancy of people living in an affluent community on Chicago’s North Side is decades more than people living in a poor African American community on the city’s South Side, according to a new study.

A New York University School of Medicine analysis reveals that on average, Streeterville residents live to be 90 years old, the Chicago Tribune reported. The typical life expectancy of residents of Englewood, about 9 miles (14 kilometers) to the south, is roughly 60 years.

NYU researchers said the 30-year divide between the two neighborhoods is the nation’s largest disparity. The academics studied life expectancies in neighborhoods in America’s 500 largest cities based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2010 to 2015.

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