To sleep...perchance to dream?

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To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by newcastle » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:58 pm

Interesting CAPMAS statistics :


The average life expectancy of Egyptians has been estimated at 71.5 years, according to a study carried out by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS).

The study, published on Monday, also indicated that the population spends a total of 29.5 years sleeping :zz , and 6.8 years at work :up .

It was also revealed that the average Egyptian spends a lifetime total of 5.6 years watching television :sp: , seven years on housework, 3.5 years eating and drinking :eat and three years in education :a39: .

The preen population spends 3.2 years tending to their personal hygiene, six years exercising, and 3.1 years commuting to work.

On top of this, said CAPMAS, the Egyptian public devote 1.4 years to caring for the elderly, two years to religious activities, and 5.9 years to social visits talking on the phone, attending ceremonies and visiting museums.

The survey was carried out on a sample of 3,480 families at 5,024 areas in six provinces including Cairo, Alexandria, Gharbiya, Daqahliya, Minya and Sohag. Border provinces were ruled out.

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/eg ... ing-capmas

Could explain some of the issues the country is struggling with.



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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:29 pm

Still morning here and I've got to let those stats sink in a bit BUT - on first blush without much thought or caffeine - Geezzzzz that is pretty low re: work vs sleeping. I'd of thought work would have been up there.

Wonder how they defined work? If it meant formal punch a clock check in for work?

Interesting stats.

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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by carrie » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:03 pm

3 years in education, pretty low stats. Twice as long or almost watching TV. :o

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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by newcastle » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:30 pm

I think the methodology of these "statistics" needs to be considered before drawing any inferences, let alone conclusions!

In particular....what is the definition of "work"?

Having said that, the time spent asleep didn't come as a great surprise :lol:

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Post by LovelyLadyLux » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:32 pm

That there is only 3 yrs devoted to Education is pretty alarming.

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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:55 pm

newcastle wrote:I think the methodology of these "statistics" needs to be considered before drawing any inferences, let alone conclusions!

In particular....what is the definition of "work"?

Having said that, the time spent asleep didn't come as a great surprise :lol:
Agree with you about the methodology. I saw something similar earlier today and, although I only quickly scanned it, I think it may have come from the same study. It didn't seem to differenciate between male and female, and yet it mantioned housework. I'm sure we can all agree that an Egyptian woman can spend as much time watching tv as a male however, I am equally sure statistics would show that in general the women will be spending more time in housework, and less hours sleeping, than a man.
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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by Horus » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:21 pm

The bit that surprised me the most was,
"the Egyptian public devote 1.4 years to caring for the elderly"
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That figure surprised me as even in our supposedly less caring Western societies most people I know who have elderly parents seem to have spent more time than that in the role of a carer.
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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by newcastle » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:44 pm

Horus wrote:The bit that surprised me the most was,
"the Egyptian public devote 1.4 years to caring for the elderly"
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That figure surprised me as even in our supposedly less caring Western societies most people I know who have elderly parents seem to have spent more time than that in the role of a carer.
It might be down to the fact that there's relatively few in the "elderly" category.

You work all your life.....then die pretty soon after you're unable to work.

It's a tough life in the Third World.

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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by Horus » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:53 pm

Good point :up
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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by carrie » Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:36 pm

It's all in the definition of the words "caring for the elderly" caring for the elderly here is a family thing, no one specified carer. Often the elderly live in the same building as younger generations and popping in to see Gran or Grandad is no big deal and not really seen as "caring".

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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by Horus » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:31 am

Yes I suppose the extended family does make it seem less of a burden than in Western societies that tend to be more fragmented, I suppose those of us that have loving families who keep in touch and care for each other have a lot to be grateful for and are probably closer to the Egyptian model. My own mum who is in her 90s has been cared for within our extended family environment for almost 10 years. That has meant that we as a family have had to make many sacrifices regarding our personal lives in order to do so, but we would not have it any other way.
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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by Dusak » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:10 am

From what I have seen and heard, a lot receive their ''advanced'' education by way of watching Western TV. My friend would fall of the chair laughing if she read these stat's.
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Re: To sleep...perchance to dream?

Post by Brian Yare » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:23 pm

That lot added up to 77 years!

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