The results of a life expectancy study recently conducted by the Cincinnati Health Department show as much as a 20 year difference in longevity among the city’s 47 neighborhood groupings. Cincinnati Health Department Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru and Assistant Health Commissioner Dr. Camille Jones discuss the study, and what can be done to address health inequalities in our community.
If you live in Mount Lookout you're likely to live about 20 years longer than those who live in South Fairmount. Those findings come from a Cincinnati Health Department report on life expectancy for Cincinnati's 47 neighborhood groupings which will be formally released later this morning.
The report also shows African American men throughout the city have a life expectancy nearly ten years less than their white male counterparts. The health department says in a release today it wants to find out why there's such a disparity.