Thursday, November 12, 2015

Shanghai life expectancy is now 83

If China’s provinces were countries...

Noodles of longevity

A new study casts a new light on China’s progress

China’s economic rise is well-known. But the vast improvement in the health and longevity of its people—despite appalling levels of pollution—is less so. A new study published in the Lancet for the first time offers a province-by-province breakdown of China’s health. Our map displays life expectancy at birth for each of the 33 provincial-level regions, matched with the country that is most similar by this measure.

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