Comparison of Risk Factors for Inducing Aging-Related Diseases according to Single and Multi-Person Households among Young Adults using the 2016-2019 Korea National Health and Nutrition Survey

젊은 성인층의 단독가구와 다인가구에서 고령호발질환유발 위험요인 비교 연구 - 2016~2019년 국민건강영양조사 활용 -

  • Park, Eunbin (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University) ;
  • Lee, Juyeon (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University) ;
  • Kim, Myung-chul (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Eulji University) ;
  • Park, Hang-Sik (Faculty of Liberal Arts, Eulji University) ;
  • Paik, Jean Kyung (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Eulji University)
  • 박은빈 (을지대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 이주연 (을지대학교 식품영양학과) ;
  • 김명철 (을지대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 박항식 (을지대학교 교양학부) ;
  • 백진경 (을지대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 2021.03.27
  • Accepted : 2021.08.04
  • Published : 2021.08.30


In this study, data from the 7th (2016~2018) and 8th (2019) Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys were used, which included 5,325 subjects. Health behavior, dietary and nutrient intake status, physical measurement and biochemical characteristics, and risk factors for elderly related chronic diseases were classified and analyzed according to the changing composition of single households and other households in the current society. As a result, the ratio of current smokers and drinkers in young adult single households, walking less than 30 minutes per day, subjective health status was poor, breakfast rate less than three times per week, eating out frequency more than once a day, lipid intake ratio to total calories, saturation fatty acid intake were significantly higher. In addition, waist circumference, and diastolic blood pressure were significantly higher. However, dietary fiber intake level was significantly lower. The results for hypertension, which is the representative chronic disease that causes old age-related chronic diseases, were significantly higher in single households (ORs=1.400 (95% CI: 1.095, 1.791), p=0.007). Although young adults may not have showed particularly serious health problems yet, education is believed as important to recognize and prevent age-related disease risk factors.



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