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Upper East Siders Live Longest as Overall NYC Life Expectancy Drops: Data

(DNAINFO)  Nicholas Rizzi | May 19, 2017 — New Yorkers’ life expectancy is getting slightly shorter, but Upper East Side and Murray Hill residents can still plan on outlive their neighbors in other parts of the city, according to a study released Friday by the Department of Health.

Residents in those two neighborhoods had the highest life expectancy in the city, 85.9 years, as the overall expectancy decreased in 2015, the most recent data available.

The neighborhood with the lowest life expectancy in 2015 was Brownsville with an average of 75.1 years, according to the report.

Citywide, residents can be expected to live 81.2 years, a slight .1-year decrease from 2014, the study found. While life expectancy continues to rise for white residents — from 81.2 to 81.3 — it decreased by 0.2 years for Hispanic and black New Yorkers, according to the study.

Black residents still have the lowest rate of life expectancy in the city, at 77.3 years, and the gaps between low-poverty and high-poverty areas increased by 2.2 times in 2015, the study found.

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