China's average life expectancy
at birth in 2004 as compared to all other countries worldwide
Source: WHO (2007): The
World Health Report, 2006. Annex Table 1
Note: Data indicate average life expectancy at birth with estimated
range of uncertainty.
China has reached a high level of
average life expectancy, as compared with other developing countries.
Remarkably, the World
Health Organization has also attributed a very low level of
uncertainty to China's life expectancy estimate. Given the great
diversity of living conditions in China, one might be a little
skeptical about the validity of this low error margin.