China 's Total Population Of Risk For Major Infectious Diseases

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China has a total population of 1,355,692,576 as of July 2014. (China Demographics Profile, 2014). Of the total population there are several ethnic groups, 91.6% identify as Han Chinese, 1.3% identify as Zhaung, and 7.1% identify as other. (China Demographics Profile, 2014). There are 56 ethnic groups that are recognized by the government in China. (China Demographics Profile, 2014). China has an income level of upper middle with a GDP of $10.36 trillion. (China, 2015) China has a birth rate of 12.17 birth per 1,000 people and a death rate of 7.44 deaths per 1,000 people. (China Demographics Profile, 2014). The life expectancy at birth for the Chinese is 75.15 years for the total population, 73.09 years for males, and 77.43 years for…show more content…
(Carr, 2015) Some of the main livestock that China supports and employs are chicken, pork, sheep and cattle. (Carr, 2015). Pork is the only livestock that is native to the area. Chickens came from Thailand and sheep and cattle did not appear until 4000 BC from West Asia. (Carr, 2015) As far as exports go, China is the producer of more than a third of the world’s rice, the leading producer of raw cotton and the leading exporter of crushed oilseeds and wheat. (Hayes, 2013) Corn, potatoes, garlic, and apples are also grown for export. (Hayes, 2013) “Chinese food exports reached $27 billion in 2006. It exported $3.8 billion worth of food to the United States, including apple juice, garlic, sausage casings, canned mushrooms and honey.” (Hayes, 2013) China is in a wheat crisis and their imports have drastically increased to 893,700 metric tons in the year 2009. (Hayes, 2013) Soybeans are imported in from the United States even though china produces about 16.5 million tons. (Hayes, 2013) The Climate in China is tropical with flooding that occurs, but that is ideal for the rice fields. Despite the ideal situations for some of the crops grown there, there seems to be a problem of climate change in china. (Climate change affecting crops, 2004) Higher temperatures decrease yields because it speeds up the rate that the plants develop which decreases the time frame where the crops are able to
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