Relationship between Obesity and Eating Rate: Analyzing the Korean Community Health Survey Data [post]

Heui Sug Jo, Su Mi Jung, Yuliya Dronina
2020 unpublished
Background: The obesity rate has increased in South Korea as a result of changing dietary habits and decreasing physical activity. This study aimed to evaluate the relationships between eating rate and obesity.Methods: Multiple logistic regression analyses were conducted using raw data of the Korean Community Health Survey 2017 for the Gangwon Province and nationwide data to evaluate the relationships between eating rate and obesity.Results: Among men, the major factor affecting obesity was an
more » ... ing obesity was an eating rate of ≤ 20 min (odds ratio = 1.17 (1.03, 1.33); P < 0.01). In case of women, factors affecting obesity were an eating rate of ≤ 20 min (odds ratio = 1.15 (1.02, 1.29); P < 0.05), and irregular mealtimes (odds ratio = 1.16 (1.03, 1.30); P < 0.05).Conclusion: Implementing simple strategies to improve dietary and lifestyle habits may assist in weight and obesity management. These findings may provide useful strategies for future developing a culture-oriented approach to obesity management.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-32128/v1 fatcat:kvolbhshz5csvmmax3wtxlc7di