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White-collar workers increasingly unhealthy

By China Daily | China Daily | Updated: 2017-08-12 09:10

An increasing number of white-collar workers in Shanghai are getting failing grades on their physical examinations, according to a white paper on the health of white-collar workers in Shanghai.

Carried out by Shanghai Foreign Service Group, a human resources company, the report indicated that more than 53 percent of males are overweight, 46 percent suffer from a fatty liver and about 26 percent have elevated blood lipids. However, females are more often diagnosed as having breast lesions that could lead to cancer (85 percent), thyroid disorder (34 percent) and hemorrhoids (23 percent).

White-collar workers increasingly unhealthy

Though the report also found that white-collar workers were paying increasing attention to their health - with about 84 percent saying they followed their condition closely or very closely - those with healthy lifestyles dropped to 64 percent last year from 77 percent in 2015.

White-collar workers increasingly unhealthy

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