Monday, January 11, 2010

More indicators of conscientiousness

Here are more indicators from the National Health Interview Survey (2008) of greater conscientiousness among Asians:
  • When results are considered by single race without regard to ethnicity, 10% of Asian adults were current smokers compared with 21% of black adults, 21% of white adults, and 23% of American Indian or Alaska Native adults. 
  • Asian adults were more likely to be lifetime [alcohol] abstainers compared with other single race groups (excluding Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander).

And of lower conscientiousness among blacks and Hispanics:
  • Regarding vigorous leisure-time physical activity, 55% percent of non-Hispanic white adults never engaged in periods of vigorous leisure-time physical activity compared with 66% of non-Hispanic black adults and 69% of Hispanic adults (no number was given for Asians).


Anonymous said...

now let's see it for gambling.

Anonymous said...

According to the World Health Organization's Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic (2008), the prevalence of smoking in those high conscientiousness North-East Asian countries are pretty high. 44.3% of Japanese males, 14.3% of Japanese females, 53.3% of South Korean males, 5.7% of South Korean females, 58.6% of North Korean males, no data on North Korean females, 59.5% of Chinese males and 3.7% of Chinese females smoke. The gender disparities amongst Asians certainly stands out though.


Jewish Atheist said...

Many Asians have some sort of physical allergy or intolerance for alcohol.