CHINA Tibetans average life expectancy rises to 70.6 years

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Tibetans average life expectancy rises to 70.6 years

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21:13, May 23, 2019

Achieving the anticipated goal three years early, the average life expectancy of Tibetan’s increased by 2.4 years from 2010’s data of 68.2 years, according to the health committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

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The new calculation was based on Tibetans' average age in 2017. The increase rate of Tibetans’ life expectancy is higher than the country’s average.

Maternal mortality rate in Tibet used to be 5,000 in 100,000 in the 1950s, but dropped to 56.52 in 100,000. Meanwhile, infant mortality rate used to be 430 in 1,000 in the 1950s, and dropped to 11.59 in 1,000.

At present, there are 1,548 health agencies in Tibet, providing a total of 16,787 beds.

Tibet will further foster medical and health practitioners. relieving the weight from the common people. Tibet is also screening for tuberculosis, hepatitis, rheumatism, cervical cancer and breast cancer, an authority from Tibet’s health committee said. 

(Compiled by Qiao Wai)

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