Health Equity Study Compares Segregation, Low Birth Weight in Chicago and Toronto

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 04:31 in Psychology & Sociology

A new study reveals that low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial and ethnic minorities did not have greater rates of low birth weight. Researchers from the Center for Community Health Equity, a collaboration of DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, believe the findings can inform future research on the root causes of health inequities.

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