By the end of 2018, there were totally 1,804 health institutions at all levels in Xiamen, including 54 general hospitals, 26 community health service centers, 13 health centers, 414 outpatient departments, 7 maternal and child health-care institutions, 7 epidemic disease prevention centers, 1 specialized health institutions and 1 sanatorium. The total number of professional health and technical workers amounted to 34,175 in Xiamen, including 12,755 practicing doctors, 1,073 assistant practicing doctors and 15,077 registered nurses. There were totally 16,604 beds in the health-care institutions, among which the general hospitals altogether possessed 15,342 beds, the sanatoriums possessed 140 beds, the health service centers and health centers possessed 342 beds, and the public health agencies possessed 780 beds . The average life expectancy for Xiamen population as a whole was 80.75 years, an average of 78.32 years for male and an average of 83.48 years of female.