Metabolic Risk and Nutrient Intake by Nutrition Education in Korean Adult Men - Result from the 2016~2017 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey -

성인 남자에서 영양교육 경험에 따른 영양소 섭취 상태와 대사성 위험 - 2016~2017년 국민건강영양조사 자료를 이용하여 -

Kim, Mi Hyun

  • Received : 2019.05.18
  • Accepted : 2019.06.10
  • Published : 2019.06.30


The purpose of this study was to examine the association nutrition education experience in regards to metabolic risk and nutrition intake in Korean adult male using the 2016~2017 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey as the reference. The study involved a total of 1,978 male subjects aged 40~64 who were classified into the 2 groups based on their nutrition education experience: Educated group (n=88) and non-educated group (n=1,890). The household income and education level of educated group were higher than those of the non-educated group. The two groups showed no significant difference in the level of fasting blood sugar, blood lipid profile including total cholesterol and triglyceride, LDL-cholesterol, and hypertension. Vitamin C intake of the educated group (127.5 mg) was higher compared to the non-educated group (88.2 mg) (p<0.05). The percentage of the subjects utilizing nutritional labels was higher in the educated group. The nutrition education experience was inversely proportional to lower Odds Ratio in hyperLDL-cholesterolemia (OR: 0.47, 95% CI: 0.36, 0.84) and HypoHDL-cholesterolemia (OR: 0.57, 95% CI: 0.37, 0.87). This result indicates that nutritional education can be used as an effective tool to avert chronic diseases and develop healthy eating habits.


chronic disease;KNHANES;metabolic index;nutrient intake;nutrition education


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