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Relationship between Morbidity and Health Behavior in Chronic Diseases

Authors
  • Lee, Munjae1, 2
  • Park, Sewon1, 2
  • Lee, Kyu-Sung2, 3
  • 1 (S.P.)
  • 2 Department of Medical Device Management and Research, SAIHST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul 06355, Korea
  • 3 Department of Urology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 06351, Korea
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Medicine
Publisher
MDPI AG
Publication Date
Jan 02, 2020
Volume
9
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3390/jcm9010121
PMID: 31906521
PMCID: PMC7020052
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

This study aimed to analyze the demographic characteristics and health behaviors related to chronic diseases and to identify factors that may affect chronic diseases. Data from the Seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used, and 3795 adults aged above 40 years were included. The following demographic variables were obtained: sex, age, education, income, type of health insurance, and private insurance. The following health behavior factors were also analyzed: medical checkup, drinking, smoking, exercise, obesity, and hypercholesterolemia. Participants with lower socioeconomic status had a higher risk of developing chronic diseases. Meanwhile, those with private health insurance had a lower risk of developing chronic diseases. In addition, participants who underwent medical checkups and performed exercises had a lower risk, while those with obesity and hypercholesterolemia had a higher risk of developing chronic diseases. It is necessary to manage chronic diseases through comprehensive programs, rather than managing these diseases individually, and through community primary care institutions to improve health behaviors.

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