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Obesity, childless rates high among Sask. adults, Stats Canada says
Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:52AM CST
There are now more Saskatchewan couples who are childless than couples living with children, the 2016 Canadian census found.
According to the new numbers, released Wednesday, 51.1 per cent of couples in the province were families without children.
The census also found that 83.7 per cent of couples in the province were married, while 16.3 per cent are living common law.
Statistics Canada numbers show Saskatchewan also has the highest obesity rate of all the provinces in Canada. Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey shows that 26.7 per cent of Canadians are considered to be obese in 2015. In Saskatchewan, that number sits at 45.9 per cent.