Life expectancy in Beijing is 81.81 years

According to data for 2014, the life expectancy in Beijing is 81.81 years old.

The infant death rate of registered Beijing residents is 2.33%, and the death rate of babies five years old and under is 2.89%.  The death rate of mothers giving birth is 7.19/100,000 people.  The life expectancy of men in Beijing is 79.73 years old, and that of women is 83.96 years old.

According to the 2014 data, Beijing has 3,010,000 people 60 years old and older, making up 22.6% of the total registered resident population of Beijing, and 2,043,000 seniors 65 years old and older, constituting 15.3% of the total registered resident population of Beijing.

Obesity rate (2013-2014) among elementary and middle school children is 15.6%, and among the obese students, 30.7% have hypertension, 66.6% have high blood sugar, 43.2% have abnormal blood fat, 16.0% have fatty liver, and 39.7% have a high uric acid content in the blood.  When measured on an empty stomach, 70% of them have abnormal levels of blood sugar.  In 2004, only 13.4% of the children had abnormal levels of blood sugar.

The average height of a Chinese mainland male 18 years old and older is 167.1 cm, and the average height of a Chinese mainland female 18 years old and older is 155.8 cm.  The average weight of a Chinese mainland male 18 years old and older is 66.2 kg, and the average weight of a Chinese mainland female 18 years old and older is 57.3 kg.

Among the adults of 18 years old and older, 6.0% suffer from malnutrition.  Among children and youths, 3.2% suffer from slow growth and 9.0% are skinny and underweight.

Of the population 6 years old and older, 9.7% suffer from anemia.  Among children 6 to 11 years old, 5.0% suffer from anemia.  Among pregnant women, 17.2% suffer from anemia.

Among adults 18 years old and older, 30.1% are overweight and 11.9% are obese.  Among children and youths 6 to 17 years old, 9.6% are overweight and 6.4% are obese.

The death rate due to malignant tumors in Beijing in 2014 among registered residents is 168.9/100,000 people.

[Master Chen says]  Elementary and middle school children are between the ages of 12 and 15.  And according to this set of data, 30.7% of these kids already have hypertension, 66.6% already have high blood sugar, 43.2% already have abnormal blood fat, and 39.7% already have a high uric acid content in the blood, and on an empty stomach, 70% have abnormal levels of blood sugar.  These are truly grim statistics.

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Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist
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