A Study of Hyperlipidemia in Koreans -II. Specially Related to Drinking Smoking Exercise and Environmental Characteristics and It's Risk Factors for Hypercholesterolemia-

한국인의 고지혈증에 관한 연구 -II. 고콜레스테롤혈증 소견자의 음주, 흡연, 운동 및 생활습관 특성과 그 위험인자를 중심으로-

  • 허영란 (전남대학교 가정대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 1999.06.01


This study was conducted to investigate drinking smoking exercise and environmental characteristics and it's risk factors for hypercholesterolemia (HC) in Korean. 344 adult men who took the annual health check-ups at D or J hospitals were participated in this corss-sectional study. The subjects were grouped by plasma total cholesterol level into three groups: normal cholesterolemic(n=139) borderline hyper-cholesterolemic (n=93) and hypercholesterolemic (n-112) groups. The data of plasma cholesterol level in the subjects were collected from medical records. Drinking smoking and exercise habits family and disease history personality type and stress level of subjects were investigated by using questionaries. The subjects with HC had longer drinking duration and drunk more frequently. The proportion of smok-er heavy smoker($\geq$2pack/day) and longer smoker ($\geq$30yrs) showed high in the HC but there were no significancy. The subjects with HC had preference for light exercise and exercised more frequently but there were no significant difference. The family history of cardiovascular diseases was higher in the were not different among the three groups. The relative risks on HC were 1.33 for family history, 1.22 for severe stress 1.06 for smoking and 1.04 for exercise.