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In Jerusalem, people live longer and fewer people die of cancer than in the rest of the cities and towns in Israel.

By Israel Today Staff |
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (third from left)
SETTING AN EXAMPLE Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (third from left) leads residents of the city on an early-morning jog Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

These were the conclusions of a report for a project called Jerusalem, a Healthy City, with data compiled from 2011-2015.

 

The health study also included the differences among age groups and various classes of the population, including Jews and non-Jews. Some 37 percent of Jerusalem residents over the age of 22 are non-Jews, 19 percent are ultra-Orthodox Jews and the remaining 44 percent are Jews.

 

The vast majority of Jerusalemites, 80 percent, feel safe in the city. Twenty-five percent of Jews here regard themselves as being secular compared to 43 percent in the country as a whole. Non-religious Jews in the city, aged between 45 and 64, are more likely to be overweight than elsewhere in the country. At the same time, far fewer ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem are overweight, just 13 percent.

 

Physical exercise during leisure time is not a priority for the population of the Holy City. Just 34 percent work out at...

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