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KIDS COUNT
(2007-12-04)
(wgvu) - A REPORT OUT TODAY SAYS MICHIGAN IS SEEING ITS
PERCENTAGE OF OVERWEIGHT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, UNDERWEIGHT BABIES
AND CHILD ABUSE GO UP.
THE ANNUAL KIDS COUNT IN MICHIGAN REPORT SAYS THAT'S PUTTING THE
STATE AT RISK OF MISSING NATIONAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT GOALS.
FEWER MICHIGAN TEENS SAY THEY'RE BINGE DRINKING OR USING
TOBACCO.
BUT THE REPORT FOUND THAT MORE ARE GETTING TOO LITTLE EXERCISE.
THE REPORT ALSO SAYS THE STATE'S BLACK CHILDREN LAG WHITES IN
MOST OF THE 18 HEALTH AREAS IT EXAMINED.
UNLESS THE STATE ACTS MORE DECISIVELY, THE REPORT SAYS MICHIGAN
WILL MISS MANY GOALS FOR CHILDREN IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S
10-YEAR HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010 PUBLIC HEALTH PLAN.
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