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OBJECTIVES To describe the patterns of handwashing behaviour among Chinese adults, and assess their associations with sociodemographic factors and knowledge of hand hygiene. STUDY DESIGN A representative sample (n = 6159) of Chinese adults aged 18-60 years in five provinces was attained by multiple-stage, stratified sampling mainly based on geographical… (More)
The 'three generation residence' and children's enormous support for the elderly in Asian countries has been viewed as a cultural asset in current international discourse on elderly care. The study uses suicide rates to challenge this view. The results indicate that suicide data, especially from Taiwan, are consistent with the counter argument that Asian… (More)
This study shows that the social correlates of suicide rates in the USA and Taiwan are quite different, and that Durkheim's theory of suicide does not appear to be valid in Taiwan. By contrast, homicide rates in both nations do share some common social correlates, including divorce rates and crime rates.