Factors Associated With Physical Inactivity Among Korean Men and Women
Methods : The data of 5554 men and women (18-74 years) were analyzed using national health and nutritional examination survey data that included questionnaires and physical examinations.
Results : Multiple logistic regression analyses showed that significant factors were low monthly income, low education, current smoking, increased waist-to-hip ratio, and low health concern among men; living in rural areas, low monthly income, low education, perceived poor health status, low health concern, and emotional stress among women.
Conclusions : Health care providers should focus on education and counseling regarding the factors that influence physical inactivity.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-09-01
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