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Urban HealthCombating Disparities with Local Data$
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Steven Whitman, Ami Shah, and Maureen Benjamins

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731190

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731190.001.0001

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The Jewish Community Health Survey of Chicago: Methodology and Key Findings

The Jewish Community Health Survey of Chicago: Methodology and Key Findings

(p.69) 4 The Jewish Community Health Survey of Chicago: Methodology and Key Findings
Urban Health

Maureen R. Benjamins

Oxford University Press

This chapter summarizes findings from the groundbreaking Jewish Community Health Survey. Overall, the findings indicate that the individuals in this community were as healthy (or healthier) than the average residents of Chicago or the United States; however, many serious health concerns still exist for both adults and children. Perhaps the most striking health problems involve weight. In fact, it was discovered that more than half of all adults and children were overweight. In addition, elevated rates of hypertension, disability, and depression were apparent. The current survey was also instrumental in collecting local data on other health-related behaviours and experiences.

Keywords:   Jewish Community Health Survey, public health, community health, Jews, health problems, obesity

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