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BACKGROUND In Korea, hypertension has become more prevalent with the Westernization of Korean diets and lack of exercise. This study aimed at investigating the associations between physical fitness variables and hypertension status in Korean women. METHODS The subjects were 9,216 women aged >20 years who visited a public health promotion center for(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to examine differences in lifestyle factors such as physical activity among homosexual (gay or lesbian), bisexual, and heterosexual Korean adolescents. METHODS The sample consisted of 74,186 adolescents from grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) who participated in the 8(th) annual Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether leisure-time physical activity (PA) is associated with hypertension status in Korean adults (men, 586; women, 1135) who visited a public health promotion center for a medical checkup in Seoul from 2010 to 2011. MATERIALS AND METHODS Multivariate logistic regression analysis adjusted for age, body mass index, sleep duration,(More)
This paper examines the effect of overtime regulation designed to encourage work-sharing. I examine the 2004 Korean overtime law which provides a unique case because it was enacted to address concern over Korea's long weekly working hours rather than as a response to recession. The legislation lowered the standard work-week from 44 to 40 hours in only a(More)
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