A survey shows that Chinese children are taller and stronger ago 4 decades

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Chinese children are much taller and stronger what they were four decades ago, with the height difference up to 8 cm a government survey showed on Wednesday. The National Commission of Health and Family Planning (NHFPC) surveyed 161.774 healthy children under seven years of age, nine cities and their suburbs in 2015. Health authorities have carried out the survey once every 10 years since 1975, Xinhua news agency reported. Taking children aged five to five and a half years old, for example, higher than boys on average measure of 113.6 cm, 8 cm higher than men in 1975 and 1.7 cm that men in 2005, while girls have an average height of 112.5 cm, 8.2 cm more than four decades ago and 1.8 cm more than ten years, according to the results of the survey, 2015. ( Read 😕 are the smartest taller people )

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also weigh 3.7 to 3.28 kg more children four decades ago, according to the survey. The physical development of children surveyed exceeded child growth standards of the World Health Organization, according to the NHFPC. Gaps weight and height between urban and rural children, children also have declined, according to the survey. In 1975, urban children aged four to five were an average of 4 cm taller than their rural counterparts, but the difference was only 0.6 cm in 2015, while for girls the same age the gap narrowed 4.3 cm to 0.4 cm. (Read: Style 8 tips to look taller than it actually is )

Source: IANS

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