Taiwanese see red nearly five times a week: insurer's survey
By Kathryn Chiu ,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- People in Taiwan experience anger approximately five times a week on average, while smartphone addicts apparently have a shorter fuse, experiencing the same emotion 6.8 times a week, according to a health survey published by Cigna Taiwan on Thursday.
September 27, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
Cigna Taiwan conducted a survey of 1,067 adults aged between 20 and 60 during July-August. The result of the survey was published in Taipei yesterday.
According to the survey, well over 90 percent of respondents said that they hope to go to bed before 11 p.m. every night, but only less than 20 percent are able to do so.
The survey indicates that people in Taiwan experience stress-related depression 4.1 times a week on average, whereas people experience anger 4.7 times per week.
The poll indicates that smartphone addicts, people who use their smartphones 6.2 hours a day on average, are more prone to anger, because they are more likely to suffer from neck and shoulders sores, as well as back pain and fatigue.
The survey said that smartphone addicts experience anger 6.8 times per week and experience depression 5.5 times per week.
Although the public is advised by health authorities to drink approximately 2000cc of water every day, male and female respondents of Cigna's survey said that drink 1,765cc and 1,467cc per day, respectively, averaging at 1616cc. Only 40 percent of the respondents said that they exercise more than two days a week, whereas 25 percent said that they haven't exercise over the last seven days.