But the three causes of death — heart disease, cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD — are smoking-related.

She said she wants city leaders and residents to do more than just read the findings, but to also come up with ideas and input on their recommendations to close some of the health gaps."Health equity is everybody’s work," Kelly Pryor said.

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Homicides are also disproportionately the result of gun violence. Last year, Louisville recorded its all-time high in homicides in a single year with 123 murdered.

Louisville is now home to more than 760,000 people, and as Census data has shown in the past, the city's growth is being fueled by a more racially diverse population.

No information is available on how many people identify as transgender locally, according to health officials.

While other health outcomes have either declined or remained stable, the study notes that Louisville's opioid epidemic has caused drug- and alcohol-related deaths to rise and is particularly deadly among the white population.

The river's height fluctuates throughout the year, depending on rainfall in the area and from areas to the northeast.

Louisville leaders unveiled a comprehensive report Thursday that Mayor Greg Fischer said will be used as a guiding light for policymakers to close the city's health disparities.

Louisville's murder rate has increased since Fischer took office in 2011.

The city's homicide rate overall is about 8.9 per 100,000 residents, but that those chances are significantly higher for black males."Far and away, the group that is most affected is black men, whose death rates are 5.5 times that of the Louisville Metro rate for homicide," according to the report.

"We want policymakers, businesses leaders, government officials, physicians, schools, civic and nonprofit organizations and residents to use the report to create equitable policies and practices so that everyone can thrive and our entire city can become healthier."A copy of the report and its call to action can be found here.

These are some of the most important takeaways we found. The study found that people in the eastern Louisville lived as much as 12.6 years longer than some of their neighbors in northwestern areas.

"This is important because infant outcomes can impact health throughout the rest of one’s life."Health officials also counted 1,413 incidences of elevated levels of blood in children under age 6.