Risk Factors of Colon Polyps in Colonoscopy Examinee

대장내시경 피검진자의 대장용종 위험요인 분석

  • Park, Bok Hee (Haeundae Paik Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Yun Mi (Department of Nursing, Inje University, Institute of Health Science)
  • 박복희 (해운대 백병원) ;
  • 이윤미 (인제대학교 의과대학 간호학과.건강과학 연구소)
  • Received : 2013.12.18
  • Accepted : 2014.02.06
  • Published : 2014.02.28


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence and risk factors of colon polyps. Methods: The subjects were 180 adults enrolled from examinees who underwent colonoscopy at the health promotion center and OPD in Ulsan University Hospital. The risk factors were collected by a self-reporting standardized questionnaire and medical records. Data analysis involved chi-square test, and multiple logistic regression. Results: The prevalence of colon polyps was 41.6%. The risk factors for colon polyps were significantly increased by the cases of subjects more than 50 years old (OR, 9.213; CI, 3.291-25.789), subjects who didn't have any regular high-intensity exercise (OR, 4.762; CI, 1.387-16.351), subjects whose intake of fruits was less than once per a week (OR, 5.938; CI, 1.069-32.985) and subjects who showed irregular defecation (OR, 3.066; CI, 1.178-7.980). Conclusion: This study suggests that eating habits and proper exercise, which promote a normal habit of defecation so as to be helpful in preventing colon polyps.



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