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Preliminary Findings of Adult Health Screening under National Health Insurance in Taiwan
08 February 2018 (online)
Objectives: To provide baseline values of health elated parameters for the Taiwanese population.
Methods: A systematic sample of 9016 out of 692,311 persons undergoing health check-ups is analyzed and described, and compared to a similar survey undertaken ten years ago. Some physical indices and lab tests exhibited significant age and sex related differences.
Results: The prevalence of groups of diseases, and the distribution of test results by age and sex are reported and compared to other studies.
Conclusions: Compared to the survey conducted ten years ago, Taiwanese adults are taller and heavier, but not necessarily healthier.
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