Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

Other find­ings in­clude: The num­ber of over­weight chil­dren in Aus­tralia has dou­bled, with more than a quar­ter of chil­dren now con­sid­ered over­weight or obese More than 6 per cent of young peo­ple binge drink Only 78 per cent of young peo­ple with a men­tal ill­ness are em­ployed or study­ing com­pared with 91 per cent of young peo­ple with­out In­dige­nous young peo­ple aged 15-17 years are 4.5 times more likely to smoke daily. The sugar in­take for males aged 14-17 years mainly comes from: Soft drink and flavoured min­eral wa­ter (31.2%) Fruit and vegetable juices/drinks (12.7%) Con­fec­tionary, cho­co­late and ce­real/fruit/nut bars (6.7%) Sugar, honey, syrups (6.6%) Cakes, muffins, scones (6%)

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