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Prevalence of obesity in students in Beijing increased from 0.7% to 8.5% from 1985 to 2005
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The prevalence of obesity among students aged 7- to 18-years-old in Beijing, China increased from 0.65 percent in 1985, to 3.40 percent in 1995, to 5.23 percent in 2000, and 8.53 percent in 2005 according to a new paper from Peking University in Beijing.
Obesity in rural schools was lower than in urban schools (6.6 percent versus 10.4 percent).
Li X, Cao RX, Lv RR, Cao WH. [Study on the trend of obesity prevalence among primary and middle school students in beijing, from 1985 to 2005]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2008 May, 29(5):469-72.
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health
Beijing 100083, China
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