The vice-chairmen of China’s Health and Family Planning Commission issued a statement saying that the average height and weight of Chinese people have both increased since 2002.
Currently the average height for adult males is 167.1 cm and the average height for adult females is 155.8 cm. Average weights are 66.2 kg for males and 57.3 kg for females.
30.1% of people 18 years and older are overweight, and 11.9% are obese. These numbers are 7.3% and 4.8% higher than they were in 2002.
For minors between 6 and 17 years of age, 9.6% are overweight, and 6.4% are obese. These numbers have increased by 5.1% and 4.3% from 2002.
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In some ways its an improvement over being starvation skinny, more disposable income and choice. But too many ppl making bad choices leads to obesity and other health problems. But on the up side perhaps us laowai will actually be able to find clothes that fit us in the future!
Jun 30, 2015 22:38 Report Abuse