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Prague children drink unflavoured water, like physical education

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Prague, Dec 24 (CTK) – Prague children drink unflavoured water more often than those from other regions, almost one half of them practice some sport and they like physical education most out of all school subjects, according to a mini-census, conducted by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) and released on Thursday.

The census was carried out on 1,900 children, mostly aged 10-14, in Prague and on 29,628 children in the whole of the Czech Republic.

The CSU project wants to increase children’s statistical literacy.

However, as the participation in the poll was voluntary, the results cannot be taken as valid for the entire population, the CSU said.

The biggest difference between the Prague children and the national average is in the beverages most often drunk by children.

Nationally, 29 percent of children drink unflavoured water, while in Prague it is over 40 percent.

Like in Prague, most children across the Czech Republic said physical education was their most favourite school subject.

Prague children like maths, geography, history and local history more often than the rest.

Almost 46 percent of Prague child respondents are members of some sports clubs, which is 5 percent more than the national average.

About one-third of Prague children consider a family trip the ideal weekend programme. In the Czech Republic, the view is shared by over 40 percent of child respondents.

Small Praguers prefer sports, visits and relaxation.

Almost three-quarters of Prague children received their first cell phone at the lower grade level. The national average shows that two-thirds of children received it between the first and fifth grades and 22 percent even sooner (in pre-school age), while 3 percent did not have it.

Some 60 percent of Prague children are ready to share their problems with their parents. This was 3 percent more than the national average.

If the children received 1,000 crowns, two-thirds of them would lay the money aside. Ten percent said they would spend it on some entertainment and 8 percent would donate it to someone in need.

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