A Study on Relationship between Level of Cigarette Consumption, Eating and Mental-psychological State among Adolescents : Based on 2013 Korea Youth Risk Behavior Survey

청소년의 흡연정도, 식습관 및 정신·심리상태와의 관련성 연구: 2013년 청소년 건강행태온라인조사를 바탕으로

  • Received : 2015.08.07
  • Accepted : 2015.11.06
  • Published : 2015.11.30


This study aimed to identify the difference and relation of eating and mental-psychological state according to the level of cigarette consumption in adolescents and to provide the basic data for the effective smoking cessation program. Data were obtained from the Ninth Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey (2013 KYRBS). SPSS 18.0 was used to analyzed with descriptive statistics, ${\chi}^2$-test and Pearson's correlation coefficient. The results showed eating and mental-psychological state was a significant difference according to the level of cigarette consumption. Smoking amount were negative related to eating(r=-.154, p<.01) and there were positive related to mental-psychological state(r=.122, p<.01). There is negative correlation between eating and mental-psychological health(r=-.165,p<.01). Therefore, it is necessary to include eating and mental-psychological health to develop smoking cessation program for adolescents.


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