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CDC health data shows how good (and bad) Baltimore looks

CDC health data shows how good (and bad) Baltimore looks

Baltimore has well-documented problems with substance abuse, asthma and obesity. But compare the health of the city to that of 499 other U.S. cities and things don't look so bad.

Baltimore scores better than the national average in 11 of 28 measures of health, according to a new interactive website produced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The site features data from the nation's 500 largest cities.

Baltimore has below-average rates of binge drinking, obesity, cancer, high cholesterol and heart disease, and above-average percentages of residents...

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