Caixin
May 31, 2018 06:24 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Chart: China Overtakes U.S. in ‘Healthy Life Expectancy’

Though Americans born today can expect to live for a few years longer than their Chinese counterparts, China’s newborns will experience more “healthy” years, new data show.

The findings, from the World Health Organization (WHO), show that for the first time, China has overtaken the United States in healthy life expectancy at birth.

“Healthy life expectancy” is defined by years lived in good health or without illness.

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