Life Span Of Blacks In New Orleans Rivals That Of North Korea

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The average life span for African-Americans living in New Orleans is nearly as low as average life expectancy in North Korea, according to A Portrait Of Louisiana, a new report from The American Human Development Project which examines life in the state four years after Hurricane Katrina. (h/t Economix)

According to the report:

The average life span for African-Americans in Louisiana today (72.2 years) is shorter than that of Colombians, Vietnamese and Venezuelans. The average life span of an African-American in New Orleans is 69.3 years, nearly as low as life expectancy in North Korea.

The project also highlights that:

African-Americans in Tangipahoa Parish have well-being levels of the average American in the early 1950s.

To read more, click here.

Source: Huffington Post

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