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Results of the Poll regarding Taipei Citizens’ Exercise Habits and Health Management

Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, Taipei City Government, conducted a poll on October 15-17, 2018 to learn about Taipei citizens’ exercise and health management experiences. 
The poll results indicate 68% of the 957 respondents work out regularly, and more males (73%) make exercise a habit than females (64%). About exercise frequency and duration, three times a week and 1-1.5 hours each time top the other answers with 28% respectively.
Regarding health management, 68% of the respondents have the habit of taking waist measurements, and 41% for blood pressure. For the frequency taking the measurement, the highest rate for weight measurement is once a week with 29%, and 42% for blood pressure by doing it only when it occurs to him/her. 
68% of the respondents feel they are in good health; 52% think their health conditions are about the same with people of their ages; 73% are happy with their health conditions, and 47% have physical examinations regularly. As to the self-perceived body shape, 53% see themselves in perfect shape. In addition, 36% have tried to lose weight. When asked about the method adopted for weight loss (a multiple answer question), the first place is calorie control (23%), and the second is working out (21%). 
For the question about what they do when feeling sick, 49% of the respondents see western medicine physicians, 84% go to nearby clinics first, and 56% seek their family physicians or clinics they usually visit.
The poll is based on telephone interviews conducted in the evenings of October 15 through 17, 2018, interviewing 957 people residing in Taipei and aged 18 or older. The telephone numbers are randomly selected from residential numbers in Taipei City. The margin of sampling error is ±3.17% with a 95% confidence level.