Heart disease rising in China, now leading cause of death

16:12, May 17, 2011      

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With 3 million deaths annually, cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of death in China, according to the recently-released "2011 China's Cardiovascular Disease Report."

The number of people suffering from cardiovascular disease in China has reached more than 230 million, meaning about one in five adults suffer from it. Of this group, about 200 million are diagnosed with hypertension or high blood pressure, a common disease, especially among employed people.

According to data from the report, deaths from heart disease account for 40 percent of all deaths. Relevant data from surveys taken in 2007 indicate that the percentage of people with high blood pressure in Beijing alone surpasses 30 percent, said Chen Weiwei, a professor at Fuwai Cardiovascular Hospital.

By People's Daily Online
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