St. Louis report shows disparities in health care measures

12/17/2012 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A St. Louis Regional Health Commission report on 14 health care measures sorted by ZIP code found cancer rates are dropping in the region overall, but black men are more likely to die from prostate cancer than are white men. Data showed women in certain neighborhoods die of breast cancer younger than in other locations, and some areas of the city had higher hospitalizations for lung diseases, suggesting environmental pollution may be a factor.

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