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Xiamen residents' average height exceeds national average height

The average height of Xiamen's males and females is 168.39 cm and 157.04 cm respectively, taller than the national average height of 167.1 cm and 155.8 cm, according to the"2014 Xiamen Health Report" issued this April and the national report issued on June 30. In 2012, the national average height for men was 167.1 cm and for women 155.8 cm, according to the "Report on China Residents' Nutrition and Chronic Disease Conditions (2015)" issued on June 30. The average height of Xiamen's 17-year-old teenagers has exceeded 172 cm, much taller than the national

Xiamen to conduct largest-scale survey on residents' transport preferences

A survey on residents' transport patterns and preferences will be conducted among 40,000 sample households in Xiamen from June 13 to 19, according to the Xiamen government.     The survey is expected to provide data support for traffic plans and major construction projects. It is the largest-scale survey of its kind, involving 120,000 residents.    A door-to-door survey operation with questionnaires will be launched. All personal information of surveyed residents will be kept confidential.    The survey will include details

Old man forced to kneel in rain after breaking woman's iPhone in Xiamen

The old man said nothing but got off his motorbike and keeled down. The woman then slapped him twice in the face.      Sroll down for video        Recently, a video recording an old man kneeling in the rain and being slapped by a woman in white went viral on the Internet, attracting widespread reactions from netizens. The incident occurred at around 7:00pm on April 20 on Zhenbang Road near Zhongshan Road in Xiamen.    According to the passerby who recorded the video, the woman in white was taking photos of her

Mental disorders listed in leading causes of death for females in Xiamen

The Center for Disease Control of the Xiamen government published a “2014 Health Report in Xiamen” on April 14. The report listed the 10 leading causes of death for Xiamen residents in 2014, of which malignant tumors remained 1st, as it has for 17 consecutive years, and mental disorders were listed as one of the top 10 leading causes of death for females in Xiamen for the first time. In 2014, malignant tumors, heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases were ranked as the top 3 causes of death for Xiamen residents, accounting for 65.03% of the entire amount. 5,875 new cases of

Lung cancer becomes top killer for Xiamen residents

Since 2011, lung cancer has surpassed liver cancer and become the No.1 malignant tumor for Xiamen residents, a medical forum in Jimei District recently revealed.    More than 400 experts from home and abroad attended the forum and had an extensive discussion.    Kopen Wang, an expert in lung cancer bronchoscope and airway intervention who set up the “Kopen Wang” studio at the Xiamen Respiratory Care Center, said he will promote joint research between Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US and the Xiamen Respiratory Care Center.   

Lung cancer becomes No.1 killer for Xiamen residents since 2011

Since 2011, lung cancer has surpassed liver cancer and become the No.1 malignant tumor for Xiamen residents, a medical forum in Jimei District recently revealed.    More than 400 experts from home and abroad attended the forum and had an extensive discussion.    Kopen Wang, an expert in lung cancer bronchoscope and airway intervention who set up the “Kopen Wang” studio at the Xiamen Respiratory Care Center, said he will promote joint research between Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US and the Xiamen Respiratory Care Center.   

Data shows 30% of adults in Xiamen suffer from sleep disorders

    Sleeping problems have become a big headache for Xiamen residents, especially before or after festivals or holidays, according to experts.    Recent data shows 30% of adults in Xiamen have sleep disorders, and 60% of them are caused by anxiety and depression.    Sleep disorders cause more than just sleepiness. The lack of quality sleep can have a negative impact on your energy, emotional balance, and health.     Insomnia is the most common type of sleep disorder. Insomnia, the inability to get the amount of sleep you

Xiamen residents spend average RMB 9,103 on eating & drinking in 2014

The Xiamen Investigation Team of the National Statistics Bureau revealed the data of per capita consumption expenditure of Xiamen’s urban and rural residents in 2014, indicating the average annual cost of eating and drinking reached RMB 9,103 per urban citizen in Xiamen in 2014. According to the report, the per capita annual consumption expenditure of Xiamen’s urban residents reached RMB 27,402 in 2014, up 6.3% by RMB 1,625 compared with the same period of the previous year. Xiamen’s per capita annual disposable income of urban residents in 2014 reached

Outbound tours fall in popularity in Xiamen before Xmas holiday

As the Christmas and New Year's holidays approach, several Chinese cities, including Chengdu, Hangzhou and Shanghai, have witnessed a boom in outbound tourism, while outbound tours have fallen in popularity in Xiamen this year. The number of Xiamen residents traveling abroad has seen an annual decrease of 15% as of September this year, leaving many travel agencies in the city out in the cold. Short-haul outbound tours have become more popular than long-haul tours for Xiamen residents. Instead of European and North American holidays, most Xiamen residents prefer to travel to

Big-size houses worth RMB1.5m outside Xiamen Island more sought-after

  According to a recent survey tracking house-purchasing trends of Xiamen residents, rather than apartments on Xiamen Island, 65% of respondents said they preferred apartments in the outlying districts. While the results of the survey show that 35% of the respondents, most of whom were aged between 24 and 30, would prefer to spend RMB1.5 million buying a middle-size house (80 square metres to 100 square metres) on Xiamen Island rather than big-size one in the outlying districts under the same price.  Among the respondents preferring apartments outside Xiamen

70% of residents in Xiamen choose bus as NO.1 choice for commuting

70% of residents in Xiamen will choose bus as NO.1 choice of transport when they go out, followed by private cars (32.5%) and taxis (26.7%), according to a recent survey conducted by the city’s statistics bureau.   70% of residents in Xiamen will choose buses as their NO.1 choice of transport when they go out, followed by private cars (32.5%) and taxis (26.7%), according to a recent survey conducted by the city’s statistics bureau. The survey, which involved 480 randomly-selected households on Xiamen Island (260 in Siming District and 220 in Huli District),

77.3% of residents in Xiamen own their houses or flats: Report

  A recent report reveals that the rate of home ownership in Xiamen is relatively low among 40 cities surveyed nationwide, ranking 27th with a figure of 77.3%; Fuzhou ranks 30th, with a figure of 76.7%.   Issued by Real Estate Investment Research Center of Zhejiang University and Tsinghua Media Survey Lab, the latest report on Chinese urban residential index was based on 40 urban cities in China including 4 first-tier cities, 2 municipalities, 26 provincial capitals and 8 key cities.   The rate of home ownership in Hunan’s Changsha was topped among

Malignant tumors still top cause of death of Xiamen residents in 2011

Malignant tumors remain the top cause of death for Xiamen residents in 2011, according to statistics released by the Xiamen City Centre for Disease Control & Prevention on 8th March. The ten causes of death for Xiamen residents last year were malignant tumors, cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, respiratory system disease, injuries and poisoning, endocrine disease, digestive system disease, other diseases, nerve system disease and infectious disease. The top five malignant tumors in 2011 are identical with 2010, including liver, lung, gullet, stomach and

New capped-price apartments available in Xinglin, Xiamen

Xiamen residents on Sunday visited newly completed blocks of apartments with capped prices in northern Xinglin.   Eligible residents can download an application form from the website of the Xiamen Construction and Administration Bureau at www.xmjs.gov.cn or collect a copy of a form from the residents committee in the place where they hold official residency.   Applicants who are not living in their registered place of residency are required to obtain the approval of the residents committee in the place of their actual residence.    SOURCE:

Health files created for 1.86 million residents in Xiamen

Xiamen had health files on 1.86 million residents in the city as of the end of last year, covering 79 percent of urban residents and 55 percent of rural residents. Moreover, 89.4 percent of pregnant women and lying-down women and 91.75 percent of children aged 3 and below were covered by the health management system, and 95.36 percent of lying-down women received follow-up visits by physicians after childbirth.    SOURCE: en.xmnn.cn   Editorial Message This site contains materials from other clearly stated media sources for the purpose of discussion
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