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Health inequalities

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:622
  1. Trevor Jackson (
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    What a difference a digit makes. For a newborn baby in New York City, a one digit difference in zip code can be a matter of life and death. Babies born in 10027 (Central Harlem's Morningside Heights) have a 1 in 50 chance of dying before they reach their first birthday, but for babies born in 10028 (on the Upper East Side), the risk is only 1 in about 600. And …

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