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Week in numbers Old dads, organic food and a brown bear

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(Keystone)

Almost every article published by swissinfo.ch contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. Here’s a round-up of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories.

Monday

29

M29 to be exact. This is thought to be the brown bear filmed walking alongside a ski piste in front of bemused onlookers in Gerschnialp in canton Obwalden. 

Tuesday

6.9

Staying on the slopes, the Swiss Cable Car Association said this was the percentage increase in the number of guests for the season compared with the previous year. 

Wednesday

17,000

The number of people who die from cancer every year in Switzerland. On Wednesday, the government announced that the national cancer registry programme would not start until 2020, a year later than planned. 

Thursday

320

The amount in francs that the average Swiss spends on organic produce a year, the most in the world. 

Friday

22

The number of men in Switzerland who became fathers aged 70 or older in 2016.

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