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North Carolina Faces Significant Racial Disparities in Life Expectancy

In this week’s Prosperity Watch, we analyze State Center for Health Statistics data that shows how North Carolina is still experiencing a persistent racial disparity between the life expectancy rates of white populations and those of black populations. Life expectancy serves as an important indicator of overall quality of life.

One Comment


  1. Doug

    May 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    To be fair, everyone should live to the same age !

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