60 Years vs. 90 Years: A New Analysis Calls Chicago’s Life-Expectancy Gap the Largest in the U.S.

Jun. 6, 2019

Lisa Schencker

Medical Xpress

In the gleaming Streeterville neighborhood, Chicagoans live to be 90 years old, on average.

But just about 9 miles south, in Englewood, the average life expectancy plummets to about 60 years, according to a new NYU School of Medicine analysis.

The 30-year gap between the neighborhoods is the largest in the country, according to the NYU researchers, who examined life expectancies in neighborhoods in the 500 biggest U.S. cities based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2010 to 2015.

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