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J Health Info Stat 2012;37(2):1-12.
부모와 성인 자녀 간 비만의 관련성
박보경 , 강희철 , 강대용 , 지선하
Associations between Parental and Adult-offspring Obesity in South Korean Population
Park Bo Kyung , Hee Cheol Kang , Ryong Kang Dae , Sun Ha Jee
This study investigates the associations between parents and adult-offspring obesity in South Korea.
Secondary data analysis was performed using the dataset from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Ⅴ, 2010. The sample comprised 1,110 members of families including offspring aged 19 or above (370 parent-offspring trios). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, partial correlations, simple linear regression, and multivariate logistic regression.
Simple linear regression analysis showed a significant association between parental and offspring BMI. Among the parental obesity groups, the odds ratio of offspring obesity was the greatest when both parents were obese. There was no significant difference in the strength of the odds ratio between sons (OR=5.13, 95% CI=1.34-19.60) and daughters (OR=4.47, 95% CI=1.05-19.14).
Persons aged 19 or above who are living with obese parents have a higher risk of obesity. Obesity-prevention interventions should be designed in consideration of the associations between the parental and offspring obesity.
Key words: Body mass index, Obesity, Familial association
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