Guangdong life expectancy to reach 77.8 years
GUANGZHOU: The average life expectancy in south China’s Guangdong Province is expected to reach 77.8 years in 2020 as a result of an improved healthcare system, an official document said.
The average life expectancy grew to 77.1 years in 2015, an increase of one year over 2010, 0.8 year higher than the national average life span, according to the province’s 13th five-year-plan (2016-2020) for the health sector released recently.
The maternal mortality rate fell significantly to 11.56 per 100,000 in 2015, down 12% from that of 2010.
The infant mortality rate dived to 2.64 per 1,000 in 2015, down 45.3% from 2010. — Xinhua