Independent from Long Beach, California on March 24, 1976 · Page 11
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 11

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, March 24, 1976
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Health poorer in slums Tnfant mortality, ntlis from TH, violence hi«lier WASHINGTON (APU-A now study of 1!) of the na- linn's largest cities shows t h a t persons living in urban poverty areas/and particularly minorities, arc in sisnificantly'poorer health than those living in a f f l u e n t neighborhoods, the government said Tuesday. · The report by the National Center for Health Statistics found that slum dwellers had higher rates of infant mortality, illegiti- m a t e births, low birth- weight,.death from tuberculosis and violence, and less prenatal care. Said center director Dorothy Rice, "Living in a poverty area is shown to increase the odds against enjoying good health, anti being in a racial minority worsens the odds." TIIK STUDY, covering (he three-year period l%fl- 1071, classified an urban neighborhood as impoverished if 20 per cent or more of the residents had an annual income of less than -R7-I3 for a family of four. The cities studied were Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo. Chicago, Cincin- n a t i , Cleveland. Dallas. Denver. Indianapolis. I.os Angeles. Memphis, Minneapolis. New York. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh. San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. In general, the study found that poverty dwellers had death rates 50 to 100 per cent higher from accidents, suicide and murder, even though the jxn'erty population was ''younger. The death rate Jrom violence was -Ifi per .'pent higher for nnmvhites. '.. Illegitimate births were ; nearly -II per cent higher '·hi poor neighborhoods, the . Report s a i d . A m o n g -.·'whites, 23.7 per cent of , births in poverty a r e a s 3,'wore i l l e g i t i m a t e com- ired with 7.3 per cent in mpoverty a r e a s . Comv irable proportions for ra- al minorities were -if).5 r cent and 31 per cent, spcctively. .. cni., w«d.. Mirth i. im INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM)-A-1 1 h KKSKARCHERS found iat lack of prenatal care as three limes higher for hitcs in poverty areas linparcd with whiles in nnpovcrty areas, but that ff§rencc was not as ·pat among minorities, he." infant mortality r.'.le as 21.2 deaths per .1.000 vc births arming white mothers in impoverished eighborhoods compared ilh 17.-t per 1.000 in onpovcrly areas, and 21 er cent higher for non- hiles in poor areas than n nonpoverty ncighhor- oods. Spontaneous fetal morality among whites was igher in poverty areas, ut about the same for linorilies no m a t t e r .here they lived. T u b e r c u l o s i s d e a t h ales w e r e three times lichcr in poverty areas in II Ifi cities fur whiles and wice as hiuh for nnn- vhites. The report said that i r' cent of all while Icaths and 10 per cent of Jl nonwhi'.e deaths result'! from violent causes. Well over h:df of the xople living in (xivtrty ireas w e r e racial nunnr- lies, except in fK'nver. Minne;ipoli«. San Dieg", San f'rancisco and Seattle. Kor the I' 1 cities as a croup, the breakdown was per cent white and per cent minorities. DRUG AND DISCOUNT STORES - " 1. "·»"·- - Calculator with Memory under $10! LATEST CLIP AND PIERCED STYLES! GUYS' GALS' WATCHBANDS ,V D" l 1 , -l !.C-rl MX! ,-SOA f CM -c-.V ."' { t*c,v r- j i- I POII minus FIOM 7 FT. I IM. 101 II. 3 IN. REG. 19.99 8-DIGIT CALCULATOR FASHION EARRING SALE HUCltS (»« 01 ADIUSTID (0 KEKHVi v- jo c-i'Cd a:c' /. m '- · ace j'n-'a: n q - r '; r -o r Y c ^c D yoi. rv/i ea r r.^q^ -- :ne tio l lahon accp$C'y i^s SC'-^Q So-^rec Prices 1 vc-j can a'lyo to na^e an en' -e Aa-C'CDe c' cl c CK c e-c« s' os ·- r co'o-s fi c)r-a:*. n ft r-f f.'.o"C"'j M ~ f e 3 r-^-.q ?, Shop f-.v.y 'v re ;1 rr ,- MCALLISTER'S SCOTCH WHISKY 100 PROOF-UNBLENDED · Walthum » Helbros · Buren fay Hamilton STAINLESS STEEL COOKWARE ' COS1 C~-C '0 I" COC^A.TI - :i-,T? ~ f :.i' 1.C' , - -1".1 O.C- i ^3*; i J - -" ^ A -t' 'l.' 17 JEWEL WRISTWATCHES (*··; h^' 1 - jvaiL'-rj - "3i ,ir.r-oi 10 -fys l .v J " j ; r '.'-"'.o i ^r .* r.^-. ;· · '·V.--1 r 1 ;.0':'i-:"3 "Vf: 1 , Air. c- -,'(: ''-I'j'Cr', '- r fi' T.-'ft"-- CANADA'S DOMINION RARE WHISKY } Nil Imlbt^tJ BRASSTONE DECORATOR HANGING PLANTER POLE per IX CONTRAST. c e n t of the ri'sidcnls uere while. Only in Atlanta. Baltimore and Washinglnn. f) (' . did nrjn- w h i l e s comprise more than 'J" TXT con! of ihf nunpiiverty popiil it inn In a special study of the figures, the government diund t h a t Spanish-surnamed residenis cenerally «rre in better health than whites living in poverty ·"irea. hut in generally loss (au.rahic health than whiles in n n n p n v c r l y areas 2IDBLEACHINS DECORATED WHITE ALUMINUM FOIL PLASTIC WASTEBASKET5 YAGO SANT'GRIA WINE -IB. DACRON "88" FILL 33x75" SLEEPING BAG NUTRi TONIC UFE HAIR TREATMENT 60-MINUTE SALE! CASSETTE TAPES » l 29tollu«M-Ot. Pftlciam . _ _ HrVufi Z7 8.«Zl6ci8fiiicil!20ZRt»l44 l /R«d

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