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Trends in health-related behaviors of Korean adults: study based on data from the 2008-2014 Community Health Surveys.

Kang YW, Ko YS, Kim KY, Sung C, Lee DH, Jeong E - Epidemiol Health (2015)

Bottom Line: From 2008 to 2014, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity and high-risk alcohol use increased the prevalence of male current smoking and marginally decreased walking ability.Over 7 years, the percentage of adults who reported having all three healthy behaviors (i.e., currently not smoking, not consuming alcohol or having high-risk alcohol use, and engaging in walking) decreased from 35.2% in 2008 to 29.6% in 2014.Increased efforts to emphasize multiple health-related behavioral risk factors, including reducing alcohol use and smoking, and to encourage walking are needed in the thirties and forties age groups in Korea.

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Affiliation: Division of Chronic Disease Control, Center for Disease Prevention, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity (multiple risks) often lead to serious health consequence and impaired health status. The purpose of this study was to investigate the trend in health-related behavioral factors over time among adults in South Korea (hereafter Korea). The data of 1,595,842 Koreans older than 19 years who participated in the 2008-2014 Korea Community Health Survey were analyzed to assess the trend in the prevalence of behavioral risk factors. Individual or clustering health-related behaviors were assessed according to sex, age, and region among 228,712 adults who participated in the 2014 survey. From 2008 to 2014, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity and high-risk alcohol use increased the prevalence of male current smoking and marginally decreased walking ability. Over 7 years, the percentage of adults who reported having all three healthy behaviors (i.e., currently not smoking, not consuming alcohol or having high-risk alcohol use, and engaging in walking) decreased from 35.2% in 2008 to 29.6% in 2014. Increased efforts to emphasize multiple health-related behavioral risk factors, including reducing alcohol use and smoking, and to encourage walking are needed in the thirties and forties age groups in Korea.

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Sex-adjusted and age-adjusted prevalence of having 0 to 3 healthy behaviors, including not currently smoking, no alcohol consumption, no high-risk alcohol use, and engaging in walking as physical activity, during the period 2008-2014 in Korea, according to the Community Health Survey.
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Mentions: To understand the extent local residents practiced healthy behaviors over the 7-year period, we examined the change in the three main indexes they practiced. For the indexes investigated (not currently smoking, low-risk alcohol use, and walking), 3.7% to 4.5% of the subjects did not practice any of these behaviors. This percentage slightly increased from 2.8% in 2008 to 4.4% in 2013 and 2014. The percentage of those who practiced 1 or 2 of the behaviors showed an increasing trend every year from 60.6% in 2008 to 65.9% in 2014. Finally, the percentage of those who practiced all three indexes decreased in the past 7 years from 32.2% in 2008 to 29.6% in 2014 (Figure 2).


Trends in health-related behaviors of Korean adults: study based on data from the 2008-2014 Community Health Surveys.

Kang YW, Ko YS, Kim KY, Sung C, Lee DH, Jeong E - Epidemiol Health (2015)

Sex-adjusted and age-adjusted prevalence of having 0 to 3 healthy behaviors, including not currently smoking, no alcohol consumption, no high-risk alcohol use, and engaging in walking as physical activity, during the period 2008-2014 in Korea, according to the Community Health Survey.
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f2-epih-37-e2015042: Sex-adjusted and age-adjusted prevalence of having 0 to 3 healthy behaviors, including not currently smoking, no alcohol consumption, no high-risk alcohol use, and engaging in walking as physical activity, during the period 2008-2014 in Korea, according to the Community Health Survey.
Mentions: To understand the extent local residents practiced healthy behaviors over the 7-year period, we examined the change in the three main indexes they practiced. For the indexes investigated (not currently smoking, low-risk alcohol use, and walking), 3.7% to 4.5% of the subjects did not practice any of these behaviors. This percentage slightly increased from 2.8% in 2008 to 4.4% in 2013 and 2014. The percentage of those who practiced 1 or 2 of the behaviors showed an increasing trend every year from 60.6% in 2008 to 65.9% in 2014. Finally, the percentage of those who practiced all three indexes decreased in the past 7 years from 32.2% in 2008 to 29.6% in 2014 (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: From 2008 to 2014, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity and high-risk alcohol use increased the prevalence of male current smoking and marginally decreased walking ability.Over 7 years, the percentage of adults who reported having all three healthy behaviors (i.e., currently not smoking, not consuming alcohol or having high-risk alcohol use, and engaging in walking) decreased from 35.2% in 2008 to 29.6% in 2014.Increased efforts to emphasize multiple health-related behavioral risk factors, including reducing alcohol use and smoking, and to encourage walking are needed in the thirties and forties age groups in Korea.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Chronic Disease Control, Center for Disease Prevention, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cheongju, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity (multiple risks) often lead to serious health consequence and impaired health status. The purpose of this study was to investigate the trend in health-related behavioral factors over time among adults in South Korea (hereafter Korea). The data of 1,595,842 Koreans older than 19 years who participated in the 2008-2014 Korea Community Health Survey were analyzed to assess the trend in the prevalence of behavioral risk factors. Individual or clustering health-related behaviors were assessed according to sex, age, and region among 228,712 adults who participated in the 2014 survey. From 2008 to 2014, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity and high-risk alcohol use increased the prevalence of male current smoking and marginally decreased walking ability. Over 7 years, the percentage of adults who reported having all three healthy behaviors (i.e., currently not smoking, not consuming alcohol or having high-risk alcohol use, and engaging in walking) decreased from 35.2% in 2008 to 29.6% in 2014. Increased efforts to emphasize multiple health-related behavioral risk factors, including reducing alcohol use and smoking, and to encourage walking are needed in the thirties and forties age groups in Korea.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus