Neighborhood racial segregation linked to shorter life spans

Northwestern University, By Kristin Samuelson, Jul 14, 2023

Further proof that ‘your zip code is more important than your genetic code’

Black residents living in highly segregated neighborhoods have significantly shortened life expectancies, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

Compared to residents living in less segregated predominantly white neighborhoods, life expectancies of people in highly segregated areas are four years shorter on average, the study found.