Chinese media workers are in poor health: Survey

November 7th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Nov 7 (Xinhua) Almost all Chinese media workers are in poor physical condition, a survey has said.More than 97 percent media workers have sub-optimal health which means poor physical condition without any specific disease, said the survey, released Thursday on the eve of China’s Journalists’ Day.

The survey, by the Chinese Medical Doctors Association, is based on the physical examination reports of 23,640 journalists.

It found many media workers showing the effects of sedentary lifestyle, which included irregular sleep and meal schedules and heavy smoking.

Countrywide, 73 percent of the population is in sub-optimal health, the survey noted.

Sub-optimal health is defined as poor health with no specific diagnosis and is marked by physical weakness, low vitality and a poor immune system.

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