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dc.contributor.authorJoh, Hee-Kyung
dc.contributor.authorOh, Juhwan
dc.contributor.authorLee, Hae-Jeung
dc.contributor.authorKawachi, Ichiro
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-30T07:44:27Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationJoh, Hee-Kyung, Juhwan Oh, Hae-Jeung Lee, and Ichiro Kawachi. 2013. “Gender and Socioeconomic Status in Relation to Weight Perception and Weight Control Behavior in Korean Adults.” Obesity Facts 6 (1): 17–27. https://doi.org/10.1159/000346805.
dc.identifier.issn1662-4025
dc.identifier.issn1662-4033
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:41288152*
dc.description.abstractAim: In Korea, obesity is more prevalent among men and lower socioeconomic groups. To explain this obesity disparity, we compared weight perception and weight control behavior across gender and socioeconomic status (SES). Methods: We analyzed data from 16,260 participants aged 20 years or older in a nationally representative cross-sectional survey. SES indicators included education and income levels. Weight under-perception was defined when participants considered themselves lighter than their measured BMI status. Either no active or inappropriate weight control (i.e., trying to gain weight in obese individuals) was considered to be unhealthy patterns. Multivariate prevalence ratios were calculated using log-binomial regressions. Results: Men had a higher prevalence of weight under-perception (24.5 vs. 11.9%) and unhealthy patterns of weight control behavior (57 vs. 40%) than women. Low education level was associated with weight under-perception (p(trend) = 0.022 in men, p(trend) < 0.001 in women). Both education and income levels were significantly associated with patterns of weight control behavior (for education: p(trend) < 0.001 in men and women; for income: p(trend) = 0.047 in men, p(trend) < 0.001 in women). Conclusion: Weight perception and weight control behavior significantly varied by gender and SES. Public actions should be directed toward improving perception and behavior of high-risk populations.
dc.language.isoen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.titleGender and Socioeconomic Status in Relation to Weight Perception and Weight Control Behavior in Korean Adults
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.description.versionVersion of Record
dc.relation.journalObesity Facts
dash.depositing.authorKawachi, Ichiro::3b17e788dad605ac69e3dd457b6c41ac::600
dc.date.available2019-08-30T07:44:27Z
dash.workflow.comments1Science Serial ID 74364
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000346805
dash.source.volume6;1
dash.source.page17


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