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source: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/
health/760787.stm


www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?
page=story_5-4-2004_pg6_19


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China

About 18% of the Chinese population is overweight…
  • Official statistics show that 10% of the children in China are obese and the number is increasing by 8% each year.
Primary school children
 % boys% girls
obese 14.8 9
overweight 13.2 11
total 28 20
  • More than 18 % of Beijing's primary and middle school students are characterized as obese, nearly double that of a decade ago.
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