Whether you're looking at chronic conditions, sexually transmitted diseases or other maladies, Baltimore has some of the worse health outcomes in the state and the nation.
City data shows 19 percent of Baltimore residents have asthma, while statewide it's 14 percent; 30 percent of children are obese, compared with 15 percent statewide; 30 percent of city kids have had at least two traumatic childhood experiences, versus 19 percent statewide.
About 12 percent of city babies have low birth weight, compared with the national average of 6 percent. A quarter of Baltimore residents smoke, while 17 percent of U.S. residents do.
Health officials consider race a driver of many of...