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FYI: AIDS death rates in East Harlem and the Bronx’s Morrisania and Highbridge neighborhoods are three times that of the city average; people in East Harlem are hospitalized for diabetes twice as often as the city average and two and a half times the city average for mental illness; infant mortality is highest in central Brooklyn, particularly Fort Greene. These are the sorts of stats the health department has made available in a new neighborhood breakdown of city health. Health officials grouped zip codes into 42 areas (mirroring those used by the United Hospital Fund’s researchers) and developed health profiles for each. They will be presenting the profiles at community organizations starting later this month, and making both electronic and hard copies available. [10/7/03]

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