Association between smoking cessation and metabolic syndrome in Korean Men: Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2014

한국 남성의 금연과 대사증후군과의 관련성: 2013-2014년 국민건강영양조사 활용

  • Kwak, Jin-Hee (Graduate School, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Hong, Na-Young (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Ha, Hee Sung (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea) ;
  • Lee, Won-Chul (Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea)
  • 곽진희 (가톨릭대학교 대학원 예방의학과) ;
  • 홍나영 (가톨릭대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 하희승 (가톨릭대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실) ;
  • 이원철 (가톨릭대학교 의과대학 예방의학교실)
  • Received : 2016.07.15
  • Accepted : 2016.12.13
  • Published : 2016.12.31


Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the association between smoking cessation and metabolic syndrome components in Korean male and to clarify how long metabolic syndrome and its components remains after smoking cessation. Methods: A total of 4,408 participants from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys were included in this cross-sectional study. Smoking status was categorized into three groups, current-smoker, ex-smoker and non-smoker. Also smoking cessation period was categorized into three groups, less than 5 years, 5 years to 15 years and more than 15 years. Results: Smoking cessation were associated with prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components. The multi-variate adjusted odds ratio for the prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 1.68(1.22-2.31) for smoker, 1.04(0.74-1.46) for ex-smoker, as compare with non-smoker; adjusted odds ratio for the prevalence of hypertriglyceride 2.17(1.77-2.66) for smoker, 1.27(1.02-1.59) for ex-smoker and high waist circumference 1.36(0.98-1.88) for smoker, 1.07(0.78-1.48) for ex-smoker, as compare with non-smoker. Conclusions: Smoking cessation in Korean male reduced odds ratio for the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its 4 components except for hypertension.



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