Figure 1.8 Life expectancy at birth, 1981–2010



Sources: National Bureau of Statistics, 1982, 1990, 2000, and 2010 Population Censuses, (respectively published in 1985, 1993, 2002 and 2012); 2005 One Per cent Population Sample Survey, 2007

Figure 1.8
According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission (formerly the Ministry of Health), the average life expectancy at birth was only 35 years in 1949, when the People's Republic of China was founded. By 2010, this had risen to 75 years. Between 1981 and 2010, life expectancy increased by eight years and six years for women and men, respectively. Average life expectancy at birth in China is now higher than many other countries with a similar GNI per capita.

上一篇:Figure 1.7 Percentage of ethnic minority groups, 2010
下一篇:Figure 1.9 Life expectancy at birth, 2010

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