In 1998, the Direction de santé publique de Montréal’s first annual report noted a 10-year difference between the average life expectancy of men living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and of those in wealthy areas. Over a decade has gone by since this first portrait of Montrealers’ state of health was published and it is now time to measure the progress we have made. Therefore, the Director’s 2011 report is focused on social inequalities in health.
Chan, Dr. Margaret and World Health Organization, "2011 Report of the Director of Public Health - Social Inequalities in Health in Montreal. Progess to Date" (2011). Mickey Leland Center on Hunger, Poverty, and World Peace. 3.