Korean J Sports Med.  2019 Jun;37(2):47-53. 10.5763/kjsm.2019.37.2.47.

Associations between Allergic Rhinitis and Frequency of Muscular Exercise and Sitting Time in Korean Adolescent from the 2016 Korean Youth's Risk Behavior Web-Based Study

  • 1Department of Physical Education, College of Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Korean Institute of Sport Science, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Institute of Sport Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. kys0101@snu.ac.kr


The aim of this study was to analyze the association between allergic rhinitis and frequency of muscular exercise and sitting time in Korean adolescents.
We performed logistic regression analysis to calculate allergic rhinitis odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) about frequency of muscular exercise and sitting time measured by questionnaires.
Students participating in muscular exercise over 5 days a week had lower OR than students not participating in muscular exercise (OR, 0.91; 95% CI, 0.84–0.98), and the groups whose sitting time were 5 to 10 hours, 10 to 15 hours, over 15 hours had much higher OR than the group participating in sitting time less than 1 hour (5–10 hours: OR, 1.23; 95% CI, 1.05–1.44; 10–15 hours: OR, 1.34; 95% CI, 1.15–1.55; ≥15 hours: OR, 1.39; 95% CI, 1.19–1.63).
We found that allergic rhinitis of Korean adolescents was associated with frequency of muscular exercise and sitting time.


Adolescent; Allergic rhinitis; Resistance training; Sedentary behavior
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