Health equity study compares segregation, low birth weight in Chicago, Toronto

Posted by on January 12, 2017 12:51 pm
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Low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods, new research shows. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low birth weight. Researchers believe the findings can inform future research on the root causes of health inequities.

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