Taiwan’s 2018 health survey

Taiwan’s 2018 health survey

This survey is based on the collection of 25,000 questionnaires from respondents consisting of 63% women, 37% men, 75% of them are 25-54 years old, 20% are over 55 years old, 57% are residents of northern Taiwan, 20% are central Taiwan residents and 20% are southern Taiwan residents, 27% are nontechnical white collar workers, 14% are laborers, 10% are technical white collar workers, 10% are in the services industry and 9% are military personnel, public officials and teachers.

The survey shows that 38% of the general public believe they are unhealthy, 40% of women and 35% of men are dissatisfied with their condition of health, of those 18-44 years old, 40% worry about their health.

The top 10 most annoying discomforts are (1)  shoulder, neck, back and waist pain; (2)  obesity and edema; (3)  eye diseases; (4)  allergies; (5)  stomach discomfort; (6)  insomnia; (7)  constipation; (8)  headaches; (9)  bad breath; and (10) toothaches.

The top 11 most worrisome diseases by percentage of responses are (1)  cancer, 31%; (2)  high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, 25%; (3)  eye diseases, 23%; (4) dementia, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, 16%; (5)  women’s diseases, 16%; (6)  heart diseases including coronary heart disease, heart muscle disease, 14%; (7)  stroke, 14%; (8) diabetes, 12%; (9) liver diseases including cirrhosis and liver inflammation, 11%; (10) stomach diseases, 11%; and (11) depression, which is a worry of 18% of students.

 

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