New Study Finds 30-Year Life Expectancy Gap Between Englewood And Streeterville Residents

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A woman purchases groceries at Whole Foods in Englewood in September 2017. WBEZ File Photo
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A woman purchases groceries at Whole Foods in Englewood in September 2017. WBEZ File Photo

New Study Finds 30-Year Life Expectancy Gap Between Englewood And Streeterville Residents

Residents in the city’s Streeterville neighborhood live to be 90 on average. But nine miles away in Englewood, residents only make it to 60.

That’s according to a new study from New York University’s School of Medicine. Researchers examined life expectancies in the 500 biggest U.S. cities and found Chicago had the largest gap in expectancy.

Dr. David A. Ansell of Rush University Medical Center and Asiaha Butler of the Resident Association of Greater Englewood join the Morning Shift to discuss the study’s findings and possible solutions to create more equitable communities in Chicago.

GUESTS: Dr. David A. Ansell, professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center and author of The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills

Asiaha Butler, executive director at Resident Association of Greater Englewood

LEARN MORE: Large Life Expectancy Gaps in U.S. Cities Linked to Racial & Ethnic Segregation by Neighborhood (NYU Langone Health 6/5/19)