Disturbing statistics show that Birmingham has one of the highest rates in the UK with a quarter of ten
year olds now clinically obese and 40 per cent overweight by the time they leave primary school.
According to a survey, a quarter of ten
and 11-year-olds are clinically obese.
We reinforced our leadership position in the hand-held market with the release during the third quarter of ten
new titles for Game Boy Advance.
Dr Adrian Phillips, director of public health, said it was "almost a scandal" that a quarter of ten
and 11-year-olds were clinically obese.
Also, results were negatively affected somewhat by the opening during the quarter of ten
additional stores which have not yet become fully productive.
Throw in the fact that just under ten per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds have apparently taken drugs, including cannabis, cocaine and ''magic mushrooms'' and that only ''a quarter of ten
to 15-year-olds have never been drunk'' and you begin to wonder if this report could read any worse.