Relevance of the personal characteristics of adolescents using a BMI study

중고등학생들의 개인특성과 BMI의 관련성 연구

  • Kim, Eun Yeob (Department of Health Care Administration, Seoyeong University) ;
  • Kim, Seok Hwan (Department of Medical management, Gimcheon University)
  • 김은엽 (서영대학교 보건의료행정과) ;
  • 김석환 (김천대학교 의료경영학과)
  • Received : 2014.01.03
  • Accepted : 2014.10.10
  • Published : 2014.10.31


This study evaluated the perception, school stress, psychological factors, and association of students in middle and high school groups in terms of their BMI (Body Mass Index). The '2010 Korea Youth Health Survey 'was used to study data 7187 people. The subjects were classified into the underweight group (BMI < 20), normal group (BMI 20 - 24), overweight group (BMI of 25-29), and obese group (BMI of 30 or higher). The subjects found to have experienced smoking were as follows: underweight BMI group (17.2%), normal weight group (18.4%), overweight group (21.8%), and obese group (25.8%) (p=0.016). The level of satisfaction was as follows: $14.24{\pm}3.15$ for the normal weight group, $13.67{\pm}3.13$ for the overweight, and $12.84{\pm}3.72$ in the obese group. The normal-weight group had a higher level of satisfaction (p=0.005). Underweight, normal, overweight, and obese BMI group were at school for an average of $33.57{\pm}5.76$, $33.45{\pm}5.50$, $33.12{\pm}5.34$, and $32.21{\pm}7.43$ hours per week, respectively (p=0.044). Therefore, the development of social misfit youths needs to be managed properly and effectively to improve their physical and mental health. Industry, academia and government need to collaborate with programs to achieve this aim.




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