*In a landmark study, scientists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have discovered a startling 19.6-year gap in life expectancy between poor Black men and affluent Asian women in the Golden Gate state.
The results come from a first-of-its-kind, block-by-block analysis of the population of California – a project originally designed to look at cancer survival rates in the state.
Asian American women live longer on average than any other segment of the U.S. population but the nearly 20-year gap in life expectancy between wealth Asian women and poor Black men came as a surprise to the researchers.
Specifically, well-off Asian American women in California have a life expectancy of 84.9 years compared to 65.3 years for Black males living most of their lives in poverty. (Taylor Media Services)