China’s Average Life Expectancy Rises to 77.3

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Official data points to a modest rise in Chinese life expectancies in 2019.

The “2019 China Health Undertaking Development Statistical Report” (2019年我国卫生健康事业发展统计公报) released by the National Health Commission (NHC) released on 6 June indicates that average life expectancies in China rose from 77.0 years in 2018 to 77.3 years in 2019.

The maternal mortality rate fell from 18.3/100,000 to 17.8 over the same period.

According the report China was host to 1,007,545 medical treatment and health organisations in China at the end of 2019, for an increase of 1345 hospitals and 10,752 grassroots medical treatment centres.

China’s health organisations were host to 8.807 million beds in total, 72.5% of which were in public hospitals, while 27.5% were in private hospitals.

The number of medical organisation beds per thousand people in China rose from 6.03 in 2018 to 6.30 in 2019.

As of the end of 2019 there were 12.928 million healthcare professionals in China, for a rise of 628,000, or 5.1%, compared to the previous year.

National healthcare costs reached 6.51959 trillion yuan in 2019, including government healthcare expenditures of 1.74285 trillion yuan (26.7%), social healthcare expenditures of 2.9278 trillion yuan (44.9%) and personal healthcare expenditures 1.84895 trillion yuan (28.4%).

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