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Study Finds Bay Area Residents Live Longer


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People look at the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun rises January 27, 2005 in San Francisco.
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People look at the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun rises January 27, 2005 in San Francisco.

Bay Area residents are among those with the highest life expectancies in America, with women in Marin County living the longest to an average age of 85. Researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington compared counties across America, and also discovered that San Franciscans are among the most fit with the lowest obesity rate in the nation. We compare life expectancy rates amongst Bay Area counties, and also look at neighborhood pockets with poorer health that might be hidden in the average numbers.

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Anthony Iton, senior vice president of Healthy Communities at The California Endowment, a private foundation working on access to affordable healthcare; and former director of the Alameda County Health Department
  • Dr. Ali Mokdad, professor of global health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at University of Washington; and a co-author of the study

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