Published Online: July 28, 2006

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Poll Notes Adult Concerns About Youth Obesity In the United States

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View the results of the "Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care Poll," posted by Harris Interactive.

An overwhelming majority of adults are concerned about the expanding waistlines of children in the United States, with 84 percent viewing childhood obesity as a “major problem,” according to a new Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care Poll.

The poll also found that 81 percent of adults blame parents, not marketing and advertising by the food industry, for children’s weight problems; 83 percent say public schools should increase their efforts to restrict student access to junk foods; and 93 percent believe schools need to “do more to promote regular exercise.”

The results of the poll were based on the responses of 2,078 adults.

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