Socioeconomic status risk factors for cardiovascular diseases by sex in Korean adults

Eun Sun So, Myung Hee Lee
2013 Advanced Science and Technology Letters   unpublished
Socioeconomic status (SES), defined as occupation, education, and income, has been regarded as one of the main risk factors affecting the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study investigates what SES contribute to predict the risk of CVD according to sex for Koreans. Methods: Data of the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey was analyzed following the complex survey design, using multiple logistic regression models. Conclusions: Those who satisfied 3, 4,
more » ... ho satisfied 3, 4, and all criteria of the metabolic syndrome(MS) components were 18.5%, 9.5%, and 2.9%. Whereas in males, there were no significant SES risk factors for any clustering of MS components, in females, all the SES risk factors were negatively associated with the clustering of MS components. Also, the number of MS components increased, the odds ratio increased with regard to education, and was no longer significant with regard to household income or occupation. In order to decrease the risk of CVD, Korean females in lower education level need to be implemented.
doi:10.14257/astl.2013.40.10 fatcat:4jr4i7j6urbylkqdtqg3exinym