Life expectancy of Chinese increases by 42 years in nearly 70 years
May 23,2019   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, May 23,2019-- The average life expectancy of Chinese people rose 42 years, from 35 years in 1949 to 77 years in 2018, according to a statistics communique recently released by the National Health Commission.
Life expectancy of Chinese people has been continuously increasing in recent years: from 76.34 years in 2015, to 76.5 years in 2016, to 76.7 years in 2017, and reaching 77 years in 2018.
From 2017 to 2018, the infant mortality rate has dropped from 6.8 to 6.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, while the maternal mortality rate decreased from 19.6 to 18.3 per 100,000 births, said the government statistics.
China has been promoting Healthy China initiative, which aims to improve the national health policy, and ensure the delivery of comprehensive lifecycle health services for Chinese people.
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