The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Position and the Predicted Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease with Using Health Risk Appraisal

허혈성심질환 예측모형을 이용한 사회경제적 위치와 허혈성심질환 위험도의 연관성

  • Koh, Dong-Hee (Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency) ;
  • Han, Sun-Shil (Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University) ;
  • Jee, Sun-Ha (Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Hyoung-Ryoul (Department of Preventive Medicine and Industrial Medical Center, The Catholic University of Korea)
  • 고동희 (한국산업안전공단 산업안전보건연구원) ;
  • 한순실 (연세대학교 보건대학원) ;
  • 지선하 (연세대학교 보건대학원) ;
  • 김형렬 (가톨릭대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실 및 산업의학센터)
  • Published : 2006.07.31


Objectives: The object of this study is to assess the relationship between socioeconomic factors and the predicted 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease by using health risk appraisal of ischemic heart disease. Methods: The study population was taken from The 2001 Korea National Health and Nutrition Survey, and it consisted of 1,566 men and 1,984 women aged 30-59. We calculated 10-year risk using the risk function of ischemic heart disease as developed by Jee. The educational level and equivalized household income were dichotomized by a 12 years education period and the median income level. Occupation was dichotomized into manual/non-manual work. We stratified the population by age(10 years) and sex, and then we rated the risk differences according to socioeconomic factors by performing t-tests for each strata. Results: There were gradients of the predicted 10-year risk of ischemic heart disease with the educational level and the equivalized household income, and thet was an increasing tendency of risk differences with age. Manual workers didn't show significant risk difference from non-manual workers. Conclusions: There was definite relationship between low socioeconomic position and the predicted risk of ischemic heart disease in the future.


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