A recent national poll finds that the top health concern of adults across the United States for children is they are "not getting enough exercise."
The annual University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health comes up with a top 10 list of adults' biggest health concerns for kids in their communities.
For the first time, not enough exercise was rated by most adults, 39 percent, at the top of the list, according to a release from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Thirty-eight percent of those polled listed childhood obesity as the top concern. Smoking and tobacco use was cited by 34 percent as the biggest concern.
The remaining top concerns are:
4. Drug abuse (33%)
5. Bullying (29%)
6. Stress (27%)
7. Alcohol abuse (23%)
8. Teen pregnancy (23%)
9. Internet safety (22%)
10. Child abuse and neglect (20%)
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