Study Finds City Dwellers in Poor Health

AP reported the Xinhua’s story that most city dwellers in poor health, with the educated most at risk

“Up to 75 percent of all urban Chinese suffer from ill health, and life expectancies are declining for skilled and educated workers as modern lifestyles exact a deadly toll, according to a study by the Chinese Red Cross.

The survey of 16 Chinese cities with more than 1 million people found that 75 percent of Beijing residents were in poor health, along with 73 percent of those in Shanghai and the southern city of Guangzhou, the state-run newspaper Shanghai Daily reported Monday.

The findings illustrate a darker side of China’s economic success story: deteriorating public health and a decline in well-being for many Chinese, even in the country’s richest cities.”

Read the full article here, via ABC News.

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