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    • September 11, 2015

Short Distances to Large Gaps in Health

Across America, babies born just a few miles apart have dramatic differences in life expectancy. The following maps display show life expectancy values alongside common geographic landmarks such as subway stops and highway exits to show how opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically, by neighborhood, in communities across the United States.
 

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Metro Map: New Orleans, LA

June 19, 2013

This map shows the average life expectancy for babies born to mothers in New Orleans can vary by as much as 25 years across neighborhoods just a few miles apart.

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Metro Map: Washington D.C.

June 19, 2013

This map shows babies born to mothers in Maryland's Montgomery County and Virginia's Arlington and Fairfax Counties can expect to live six to seven years longer than babies born to mothers in Washington, D.C.--just a few subway stops away.

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Metro Map: San Joaquin Valley, CA

June 19, 2013

This map shows just a few miles can mean a 9-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in the San Joaquin Valley.

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Metro Map: Kansas City, Missouri

June 19, 2013

This map shows average life expectancy for babies born to mothers in Kansas City can vary by as much as 14 years across neighborhoods just a few miles apart.

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Metro Map: Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

June 13, 2013

This map shows just a few miles can mean a 13-year diff. in life expectancy for babies born in Minneapolis & St. Paul.

VCU Life Expectancy Maps

VCU Life Expectancy Maps

#CloseHealthGaps

A series of maps illustrate large life expectancy gaps produced by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Society and Health.

Explore 20+ maps on the VCU website