OC Kids Are 3% Less Fat, But Childhood Obesity Lingers in California
It's a baby step in the right direction, but the overall stats are still alarming. In 2010, 38 percent of California school kids were overweight or obese. And while statewide numbers improved, obesity rates actually increased in 31 out of 58 counties. The study cites race disparities--Hispanic, African American and American Indian kids have higher rates of obesity than white children. Asian children tend to have the lowest rates of obesity, but have also experienced considerable increases in recent decades.
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