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Here is the ranking of obesity prevalence, from most to least, based on occupational group:

 

 

1. Truck drivers - 38.6 per cent

 

 

2. Transportation and material moving - 37.9 per cent

 

 

3. Protective services - 33.3 per cent

 

 

4. Cleaning and building services - 29.5 per cent

 

 

5. Health services - 28.8 per cent

 

 

6. Mechanics and repairers - 28.9 per cent

 

 

7. Administrative support - 27.9 per cent

 

 

8. Personal services - 27.2 per cent

 

 

9. Technicians (plus related support) - 26.6 per cent

 

 

10. Precision production and plant operators - 26.1 per cent

 

 

11. Sales 25.4 per cent

 

 

12. Management-related - 25.1 per cent

 

 

13. Executive, administrative and managerial - 24.4 per cent

 

 

14. Machine operators, assemblers and inspectors - 23.9 per cent

 

 

15. Registered nurses - 22.6 per cent

 

 

16. Farming, forestry and fishing - 22.3 per cent

 

 

17. Teachers (not including postsecondary education) - 21.8 per cent

 

 

18. Helpers, equipment cleaners and labourers - 21.9 per cent

 

 

19. Math and computer scientists - 21.8 per cent

 

 

20. Lawyers and judges - 21.7 per cent

 

 

21. Engineers, architects and surveyors - 20.2 per cent

 

 

22. Food preparation and service - 20.1 per cent

 

 

23. Construction - 19.9 per cent

 

 

24. Other professional specialties - 19.7 per cent

 

 

25. Health assessment and treating (not including registered nurses) - 18.2 per cent

 

 

26. Postsecondary teachers -17.6 per cent

 

 

27. Natural and social scientists - 17.3 per cent

 

 

28. Health-diagnosing occupations - 11.6 per cent

 

 

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/study-reveals-truck-driving-and-cleaning-are-the-most-obese-jobs/story-fni0diab-1226810221412

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Where do mods and admins fit into that? Number 7?

 

I imagine you are a bunch of lardy fat @rses who just sit around all day deleting our posts on a whim!

 

(you know I love you all really :wink:)

I don't know ABZ we are so busy cleaning up threads we don't get time to eat :tongue:

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Got to admit i see a lot of fat coppers about, especially the ones over say 35?

Don't they have to keep fit once they are in the door? You would think with the defence force and police they would still have to pass a fitness test every so often

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Don't they have to keep fit once they are in the door? You would think with the defence force and police they would still have to pass a fitness test every so often

 

Not as far as I'm aware.

When I joined the specials back in 2007 you had to pass a fitness test, then it was all up to the individual to keep it up, no incentive to carry on. Might have changed in the last few years (there was def talk about bring it in) but wether it happened I don't know.

Hubby is in the amb service, same there. Pass once and you're in, the only time they 'might' redo fitness is if you've been off with, oh I don't know a bad back or something, and they want to make sure the person can still lift heavy loads.

I personally think in those sorts of jobs fitness should be checked every 1-2 years or so.

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