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Environment and its influence on health and demographics in South Korea

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  • Environment and its influence on health and demographics in South Korea
  • Santisteban, Ramiro D. Bravo; Kim, Young L.; Farooq, Umar; Kim, Tae-Seong; Youm, Sekyoung; Park, Seung-Hun
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Title Environment and its influence on health and demographics in South Korea
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Santisteban, Ramiro D. Bravo; Kim, Young L.; Farooq, Umar; Kim, Tae-Seong; Youm, Sekyoung; Park, Seung-Hun

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[Basel, Switzerland]:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute

Date 2016-09
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:vol 13(no. 2)
Pages 10
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Population
Social Development < Health
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Abstract

As the prevalence of overweight and obesity has been increasing in South Korea, it is critical to better understand possible associations between environmental surroundings and general health status. We characterize key health test readings and basic demographic information from 10,816 South Koreans, obtained from two Ubiquitous Healthcare (U-Healthcare) centers that have distinct surrounding neighborhood characteristics. One is located in a rural area in Busan, the other is located in an urban area in Daegu surrounded by a highly crowded residential and commercial business area. We analyze comprehensive health data sets, including blood pressure, body mass index, pulse rate, and body fat percentage from December 2013 to December 2014 to study differences in overall health test measurements between users of rural and urban U-Healthcare centers. We conduct multiple regression analyses to evaluate differences in general health status between the two centers, adjusting for confounding factors. (The rest omitted)