Figure 1.13 Life expectancy at birth, by province, 2010
CHAPTER 1 POPULATION DEMOGRAPHICS
Source: National Bureau of Statistics, China Statistical Yearbook, 2012
There are significant disparities in life expectancy at birth between western and eastern provinces. Life expectancy at birth in Beijing and Shanghai has reached 80 years, while in western provinces such as Tibet, Yunnan and Qinghai, it still lags over 10 years behind, although it increased by four to five years between 2000 and 2010.