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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2009;30(10):784-789.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2009.30.10.784    Published online October 20, 2009.
Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Divorced Male Workers.
Min Woo Park, Tae Heum Chung, Chang Sup Kim, Mun Chan Kim, Deuk Kee Lee
Department of Family Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea. jeongth@uuh.ulsan.kr
이혼한 직장남성들의 생활습관과 심혈관 질환의 위험인자
박민우, 정태흠, 김창섭, 김문찬, 이득기
울산대학교 의과대학 울산대학교병원 가정의학과
Abstract
Background
Considering the unhealthy lifestyle observed in divorced men, we planned this study to compare the lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors between married and divorced man. Methods: A total of 11,855 male workers took a health check-up in a University Hospital in Ulsan from March to December 2004. One hundred eight workers were recognized to have checked affi rmative on "divorced" check item on the marital status and 400 workers were matched for age and randomly selected from the "married" 10,177 workers. Comparison was performed between the two groups with the results of the main laboratory data and self-recorded life style questionnaire. Results: The divorced men were shorter in height than the married men (P = 0.022), and showed significantly higher diastolic blood pressure (P = 0.033) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (P = 0.001). In lifestyle, the divorced men had signifi cantly lower educational level, lower monthly household income, higher smoking rate, and more frequent irregular meals than the married men. Divorcing had 1.88 times the odds of having higher diastolic blood pressure compared to staying married. Conclusion: The divorced men had poorer lifestyle and higher diastolic blood pressure than the married men.
Key Words: Divorced; Lifestyle; Cardiovascular Risk Factor


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