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Monday, 19 April 2010

Hamilton's Code Red

The Hamilton Spectator ran a seven part series, concluding last Saturday, called "Code Red: Where You Live Effects Your Health".

It began with a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood breakdown of the city then looks at health-related disparities between them. One finding, for example: two Hamilton neighbourhoods, separated by just 5 km, have a 21 year difference in life expectancy.

The series goes on to explore some of the underlying issues such as mental health, poverty and access to health care.

It's an interesting look at urban health disparities.

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