Korean J Fam Med.  2011 May;32(4):263-266. 10.4082/kjfm.2011.32.4.263.

Top 10 Dietary Supplements of Korean Adults from the 4th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

  • 1Department of Family Medicine, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. drparkhyunah@gmail.com


The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence, types, and trends of dietary supplement (DS) use. We analyzed the Dietary Supplement Questionnaire data of Korean aged 19 years old or older from the Nutrition Survey of the 4th Korea National Health and Nutrition Survey. Each reported DS was coded based on ingredients according to the 2010 Korean Food and Drug Administration Notification. The prevalence (standard error) of current DS use was 20.6% (0.7) for men, 32.2% (0.7) for women. Those with DS use for longer than two weeks during previous one year were 27.2% (0.7), and 40.2% (0.8), for men and women respectively. Vitamin mineral supplement (221.6/10(3) persons) was the most frequently consumed DS in Korean adults. The trend for DS use in Korean adults is changing as well as increasing.


Korea National Health and Nutrition Survey; Dietary Supplements
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