Korean J Prev Med.  1998 Mar;31(1):72-81.

Characteristics of health lifestyle patterns by the quantification method

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Ajou University, Korea.
  • 2Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Korea.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between health behavior patterns and demographic, socio-economic characteristics, health status, health information in Korea. The quantification method through canonical correlation analysis was conducted to the data from Korea National Health Survey in 1995, which consisted of 5,805 persons. The health lifestyle patterns were quantified as good diet lifestyle, passive lifestyle to the negative direction and drinker lifestyle, smoker lifestyle, hedonic lifestyle and fitness lifestyle to the positive direction. The covariate were related to health lifestyle patterns in the order of sex, age, marital status, occupation, health information, economic status, level of physical labour, health status. Characteristics of male, age below 50, married, blue colored worker, no health information, low in economic status, heavy level of physical labour, and poor in health status were positively related to drinker lifestyle, smoker lifestyle, hedonic lifestyle, fitness lifestyle sequentially.

Keyword

Health lifestyle pattern; Health behavior; Quantification method; Canonical correlation; Clustering

MeSH Terms

Cluster Analysis
Diet
Health Behavior
Health Occupations
Health Surveys
Humans
Korea
Life Style*
Male
Marital Status
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