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Nearly a quarter of second-year junior high school girls nationwide do no exercise at all except in physical education classes at school, according to a government survey.

The figure of 23.5 percent is 6.2 points higher than the last time schoolgirls aged 13 and 14 were asked about exercising habits outside class on the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry’s 2010 survey, the poll said Saturday.

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