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Epidemiology and Health 2019;e2019042.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4178/epih.e2019042    [Accepted] Published online Oct 8, 2019.
Effects of Adults’Health Behaviors and Their Combination on Health Outcomes Using National Health Insurance Corporation Cohort Data in Korea
Hyun-Jung Park  , Eun-Jung Kim 
Pyeongtaek University, Pyeongtaek, Korea
Correspondence  Eun-Jung Kim ,Tel: +821086617888, Email: ejkim7888@gmail.com
Received: Sep 2, 2019  Accepted after revision: Oct 8, 2019
The purpose is to estimate the effect of health risk behavior on health outcomes and to analyze the relevance between health risk behaviors.
The data used in this study are sample cohort data provided by the NHIC focusing on the use of hospitalized services, direct medical expenses, length of stay, and re-entry rate according to health risk behaviors. A frequency analysis and a chi-square test were conducted to determine the demographic characteristics of the study subjects' health risk behaviors and their combinations. The strength of the association between each factor was calculated as the odds ratio of crossover analysis.
In some cases showed that the effect of obesity was the largest. As a result, smoking and drinking, the effects were increased when accompanied by behavior, especially, the length of hospital stay and direct medical expenses was significant. After adjustment for gender, age, economic status, and pre-existing medical conditions, the hospitalized length of stay was OR=7.37 and the medical expenses was OR=5.18 in the obese group compared to the non-obese group. In the drinking group, there was a statistically significance with the number of hospital length of stay compared to the non-drinking group. After adjusting for the control variables, the number of hospital days was OR = 1.24 compared to the group without drinking.
The results of the analysis of the combination of health risk factors and the influence of the health behavior in some cases showed that the effect of obesity was the largest.
Keywords: health behavior; health outcome; chronic disease
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