Shanghai life expectancy hits 80.97
[ 2007-06-28 19:17 ]
The average life span of citizens of
Shanghai last year hit 80.97 years, up from 80.13 in 2005, according to
figures released yesterday by Shanghai Health Bureau.
The average life span of citizens of Shanghai
last year hit 80.97 years
The death rate for infants was 4.01 in every 1,000 live births, and
8.31 in every 100,000 for women pregnant - meeting the standard for
developed countries, officials said.
City medical staff treated 115 million
outpatient and emergency cases
and performed 569,500 inpatient surgeries last year, both setting new
In 2006, there were 2,519 health facilities with 138,000 medical
professionals working in the city.
"Authorities have spent a lot of effort in controlling diseases. The
incidence of serious infectious diseases last year was 204.07 in every
100,000 people - a low level," said health bureau official Song Guofan.
"Moreover, 99.31 percent of children were able to receive free
vaccinations against diseases."
In addition, local health officials detected 9,929 cases of irregular
and illegal medical practice. Officials closed 2,493 underground medical
clinics and withdrew the licenses of three hospitals. Illegal medical
advertisements also dropped from 60.63 percent in the previous year to
1.41 percent after tightening administration to avoid advertisements
Officials said the bureau will soon release statistics on different levels of hospitals' practice, patients'
medical costs and patients' satisfaction with medical services for 2006.