2013-05-20 13:29:06 来源:
A surprisingly high number of city dwellers(城镇居民) in China suffer from poor health and many die prematurely.
Poor health with no diagnosis（诊断）of any identified disease, a condition known in China as "sub health", is on the rise. Sub health is marked by general weakness, low energy levels and a poor immune system.
A survey held in 16 cities with over 1 million population showed high proportions of urban Chinese have been suffering sub health problems.
The numbers are particularly high in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, with 75.31, 73. 49, and 73.41 per cent of residents in poor health, the survey showed.
The problem is most prevalent among senior and middle-level managers, clerks and other white-collar workers with high education levels, said the website of the Red Cross Society of China.
"The sub health condition, found in most cases among groups of people with high educational level and spearheading the efforts for national rejuvenation, will exert direct negative effects on China's long-term development and sustained progress if not handled timely and properly," the website warned.
An authoritative（权威的）survey by the Chinese Academy of Sciences indicates that the average life of Chinese intellectuals is 58 years, 10 years lower than the nation's average.