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Associations between Living Alone and Smoking and Alcohol Consumption in Korean Adults

Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2020년 41권 5호 p.306 ~ 311
이상우, 한병덕, 조성중, 정승진, 허연, 김정훈, 엄현, 김태련, 민순홍, 이우현, 조진희, 권민희, 남가은,
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이상우 ( Lee Sang-Woo ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
한병덕 ( Han Byoung-Duck ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
조성중 ( Cho Sung-Jung ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
정승진 ( Jung Seung-Jin ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
허연 ( Huh Youn ) - Inje University College of Medicine Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital Department of Family Medicine
김정훈 ( Kim Jung-Hun ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
엄현 ( Eum Hyun ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
김태련 ( Kim Tae-Ryoon ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
민순홍 ( Min Soon-Hong ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
이우현 ( Lee Woo-Hyun ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
조진희 ( Cho Jin-Hee ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
권민희 ( Kwon Min-Hee ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
남가은 ( Nam Ga-Eun ) - Sahmyook Medical Center Department of Family Medicine

Abstract


Background: Recently, single-person households have increased in Korea and this trend may have potential public health implications and affect various health behaviors. This study investigated the associations between living alone and health behaviors such as smoking and alcohol consumption among Korean adults.

Methods: We used data from the 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2013 and 2015 and a total of 17,088 adults were included. We performed a multivariable logistic regression analysis and calculated odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs).

Results: Single-person households accounted for about 10% of the total participants. The proportions of currently smoking and heavy alcohol consumption were higher among individuals living alone than those living together among younger women and middle-aged and elderly men and women. In the multivariable logistic regression analysis, living alone was associated with increased odds of currently smoking compared to living together among middle-aged men and women (OR, 7.37; 95% CI, 2.33?23.32 in men and OR, 2.36; 95% CI, 1.04?5.36 in women) after adjusting for confounding variables.

Conclusion: From this nationwide, population-based study, we found that living alone is associated with increased odds of currently smoking, especially in middle-aged people. Public health concerns may be warranted for middle-aged single-person households to reduce health risks related to smoking.

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Single-Person Household; Living Alone; Health Behavior; Smoking; Alcohol Consumption; Korean Adults

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