Analysis of Dietary and Health Characteristics and Disease Correlation of Adult Men Aged 40 in Areas with High Levels of Fine Dust Pollution based on the 2013-2017 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data

2013-2017 국민건강영양조사 자료에 근거한 미세먼지 오염도가 높은 지역의 40세 이상 성인남성의 식생활과 건강관련 특성 및 질환 상관성 분석

  • Yu, Da-Som (Department of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University) ;
  • Kang, Nam E (Department of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University) ;
  • Lim, Hee-Jung (Department of Dental Hygiene, Eulji University) ;
  • Jang, Se-Eun (Department of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University) ;
  • Oh, Yoon Sin (Department of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University)
  • 유다솜 (을지대학교 바이오융합대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 강남이 (을지대학교 바이오융합대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 임희정 (을지대학교 보건과학대학 치위생학과) ;
  • 장세은 (을지대학교 바이오융합대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 오윤신 (을지대학교 바이오융합대학 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2020.08.27
  • Accepted : 2020.08.31
  • Published : 2020.08.31


This study analyzed the health characteristics and comorbidity of adult men aged 40 years by dividing them into a control group of those without any disease related to fine dust and a patient group with one or more diseases related to fine dust in areas with high levels of fine dust pollution using the sixth and seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2013-2017). Among the general characteristics, the mean age of the patient group was significantly older than that of the control group (p<0.001), and in terms of the health-related characteristics, the frequency of breakfast consumption in the patient group was higher than in the control group (p<0.043). The body measurements were similar in the patient and control groups. Regarding the prevalence of comorbidity, the patient group showed a higher prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia, stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and diabetes than the control group, but the differences were not statistically significant. On the other hand, the prevalence of other cancers (except stomach cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer) in the patient group was higher than in the control group (p<0.05). In terms of the clinical characteristics, the glycated hemoglobin levels in the patient group were significantly higher than in the control group (p<0.048). Information on nutrition and health in areas with frequent occurrences of fine dust was obtained through the study results, which can be used as basic data for measures of health and diet management against diseases that will increase in relation to fine dust.


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