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One in five Thurrock children are living poverty, shock figures reveal
ONE in five Thurrock children live in poverty, shock statistics have revealed.
The findings were included in the council's first report on annual health in Thurrock.
Other findings show:
-Almost 22 per cent of children in Thurrock are living in poverty,
-A quarter of Year Six pupils in the borough are obese,
-28 per cent of adults living in Thurrock are obese.
Barbara Rice, the councillor responsible for health, said: “We can see from the picture that we have a long way to go to reduce health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.”
*More figures and reaction in this week's Thurrock Gazette*
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