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Number of workers killed in accidents at Chinese fireworks factories from 1985-2005 :
9,349 Statistics released by the Chinese State Administration for Work Safety show that from 1985 to November 2005, there were 8,532 fireworks accidents in China, which left 9,349 people dead.
Source: Xinhua General News Service
Percentage of children in the U.S. who are overweight:
15.8% According to Katherine Flegal of the National Center for Health Statistics. From 1976 to 1980, that number was only 5 percent. Source: New York Times, 2/12/2006