A Influencing Factors in Korea Adults Stroke

한국인의 뇌졸중에 영향을 미치는 요인

  • Shin, Seung-Ok (Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Chosun University) ;
  • Roh, Eun-Kyung (Department of Faculties of Health Policy and Administration, Dongkang College)
  • 신승옥 (조선대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 노은경 (동강대학교 보건행정학부)
  • Received : 2013.07.04
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


This study examined the health behavior and comorbidity based on a community health survey of stroke patients in 2010. The subjects were 4,449 adults over the age of 19 years, who were diagnosed by doctors and completed a community health questionnaire. The subjects demographic characteristics, health behavior and comorbidity were analyzed. Significant differences in age, education, smoking and alcohol consumption were observed. The influencing factors for comorbidity according to gender included myocardial infarction, diabetes and depression. According to the characteristics of comorbidity of the life cycle, hypertension, myocardial infarction and depression. The influencing factors related to the 19-44 year age group included Ex-smokers, 45-64 year old ex-smokers, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, atopic dermatitis, and the 75 year and over group with diabetes, hyperlipidemia, tuberculosis, and atopic dermatitis. This study suggests that health education and a health policy approach based on the relevance between stroke and comorbidity, and the health behavior according to the life cycle and gender are needed.


Comorbidity;Health behaviors;Life cycle;Stroke


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