A survey in China has found the Chinese are ageing faster. An average Chinese is 8.2 years older than his or her real age while men have a poorer health than women.
According to Pingan Insurance, a major insurer in the country, more than 90 percent of the 6,000 individuals surveyed overestimated their health conditions, Shanghai Daily reported Thursday.
It also found people working in the IT, advertising, news media and business consulting industries scoring very low in physical and mental health. The top scorers, however, were freelancers, educators and those working in the finance industry.
Among the respondents, food safety was the top concern, followed by high medical costs.
The results have been drawn from 6,000 samples of people aged 18-64 in 57 cities across China, said Pingan in its report.
About 70 percent of the surveyed people admitted working under considerable pressure, while 38 percent said they were working too hard for money while compromising on health concerns.