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Study Links Segregation, Low Birth Weight in US Cities

African-American babies fare the worst in Chicago, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 17, 2018
By: Fernando De Maio
A recent study finds a strong association between low birth weight and racial and ethnic segregation in four U.S. cities — Chicago, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia. African-American babies are faring the worst, find researchers from the Center for Community Health Equity, a collaboration of DePaul University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In comparison, they find Toronto has broken the link between minority segregation and low birth weight.

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