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Report Shows Life Expectancy Low In Franklinton And On The Hilltop


According to a new statewide study, Franklinton and the Hilltop are two of the four communities with the lowest life expectancy rates in Ohio. 

The report released yesterday by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio says unequal health opportunities and lack of access are major factors in the results.  The study's data shows the average life expectancy in Ohio is around 77-years old while in Franklinton and the Hilltop that number drops to 61-years old.  Officials say the city needs to help bring in more accessible health resources to help improve care.  

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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