China Overtakes US for 'Healthy Life Expectancy'

China Overtakes US for 'Healthy Life Expectancy'
China has overtaken the United States in healthy life expectancy at birth for the first time, according to World Health Organization data.

China has overtaken the United States in healthy life expectancy at birth for the first time, according to World Health Organization data.

Chinese newborns can look forward to 68.7 years of healthy life ahead of them, compared with 68.5 years for American babies, the data -- which relates to 2016 -- showed

American newborns can still expect to live longer overall -- 78.5 years compared to China's 76.4 -- but the last 10 years of American lives aren't expected to be healthy.

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China Overtakes US for 'Healthy Life Expectancy'

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