Monthly Archives: March 2019

Taiwan now has over 280,000 dementia sufferers

Taiwan now has over 280,000 dementia sufferers. The three cities with the most number of dementia sufferers are New Taipei City with 49,000 dementia sufferers, Taipei City with 38,000 dementia sufferers, and Kaohsiung City with 32,000 dementia sufferers.  It is … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s second hand smoke

Taiwan’s second hand smoke According to Taiwan’s ministry of health and welfare, outdoor public areas’s second hand smoke exposure rate from 2009 to 2017 increased from 34.3% to 49.8%.  In home second hand smoke exposure rate increased from 20.8% to … Continue reading

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Number of traffic accidents in Taiwan

Number of traffic accidents in Taiwan In 2018, there were a total of 304,821 traffic accidents with 1,493 fatalities and 405,147 injured. In 2017, there were a total of 296,826 traffic accidents with 1,517 fatalities and 296,826 injured. A calculation … Continue reading

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Taiwan still has some 5,000 people who are unaware they have AIDS

Taiwan still has some 5,000 people who are unaware they have AIDS In 2018, 1993 new AIDS cases were recorded, and there is an estimated 5,000 of so people who are unaware they have AIDS. Taiwan’s AIDS Association urges the … Continue reading

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Taiwan to expand its social security

Taiwan to expand its social security Beginning in October, 2008, Taiwan’s social security 國保 (national security)began to cover 3,340,000 laborers, military personnel, public servants and teachers who did not participate in the social security system at that time. Participation in … Continue reading

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Same sex union defined as “family relationship”

Same sex union defined as “family relationship” Taiwan will write a separate “special law” for same sex unions, defining them as  “family relationships”, not as marital relationships.  

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In 2017, 21.3% of Taiwanese births were by mothers over 35 years old

In 2017, 21.3% of Taiwanese births were by mothers over 35 years old. In 2016, 57,151 mothers who gave birth were over 35 years old. In 2012, 13.1% of births were by mothers over 35 years old. In 2017, the … Continue reading

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