Figure 2.18 Urban-rural income and health outcome disparities, 1991–2017
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Source: National Bureau of Statistics, China Statistical Yearbook, 2018
Although the gap between the income of urban and rural residents has been narrowing since 2009, the ratio between per capita income of urban and rural residents was still high at 2.7 to 1 in 2017. However, urban-rural disparities in selected health indicators, such as maternal mortality ratio, have been narrowing since 2000 and has started to be disappearing in recent years.