Health, Length of Life Vary by Area in San Joaquin Valley
Preliminary research from the Central Valley Health Policy Institute finds that health and length of life varies depending on where you live in San Joaquin Valley. Researchers found that residents living in the poorest areas and areas with high concentrations of minorities had the shortest length of life. They also found that low-income, older, predominately black areas had the most preventable hospitalizations.
- "Valley's Poor Die Younger, Report Finds" (Anderson, Fresno Bee, 5/26).