China’s life expectancy increases 77.93 years

According to the national health commission (NHC), the life expectancy of Chinese residents is currently 77.93 years, placing them in the upper-middle income country category.

According to Mao Qunan, director of NHC’s planning department, “China’s per capita life expectancy has improved to 77.93 years, with the key health indicators ranking among the top of middle and high-income countries.”

According to a white paper published last year, the life expectancy of Chinese residents had increased to 77.3 years in 2019 from 35 years in 1949, the year the Communist Party of China (CPC) took power.

According to the medical journal Lancet, a crucial measure of population health, Hong Kong, a special administrative region (SAR) of China, has maintained the highest life expectancy at birth since 2013.

In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is greater than 85 years for both sexes.

On the list of countries with the highest life expectancies are Japan, Macau, and the Special Administrative Region of China.

The World Bank estimates that India’s life expectancy would be 70 in 2020.

The ability of Chinese individuals to access, absorb, and follow health-related information has increased to 25.4%, according to NHC’s Ma, while the percentage of people who regularly engage in physical activity has reached 37.2%.

The official went on to say that China’s defenses against serious illnesses have been bolstered and that the premature mortality rate for “major chronic diseases is lower than the world average.”

According to the media, China pledged to “raise the average life expectancy by another year and make the public health network better able to respond to major outbreaks and other public health emergencies” when it unveiled its first five-year plan in May to improve the health of its citizens through 2025.

The goal is to reduce child and maternal death rates while increasing the average life expectancy by one more year, reaching 78.93 in 2025. The plan also aimed to raise the average life expectancy to 80 by 2035, according to the publication.

The strategy focuses on promoting a healthy environment, a decent diet, national fitness, tobacco and alcohol control, mental health, and the popularization of health-related knowledge.

A study on Hong Kong’s long life expectancy was published in the medical journal Lancet in 2021.

“Less poverty-related illnesses and the suppression of affluence-related illnesses are the causes of Hong Kong’s leading lifespan. This accomplishment was made possible by a rare mix of booming economic conditions, low smoking rates, and development. As a result, it provides a template that intentional policies in developing and developed populations worldwide could replicate.

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