Prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in Korean adults.

@article{Park2008PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in Korean adults.},
  author={Hoon Suk Park and Clara Yongjoo Park and Seung Won Oh and Hyung Joon Yoo},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={
          104-7
        }
}
We studied the prevalence and trend of obesity and metabolic syndrome in Korean adults aged at least 20 years using Korean National Health Examination and Nutrition Survey data from 1998 and 2001. The prevalence of body mass index (BMI) > or = 25 kg m(-2) among Korean adults in 2001 was 32.9% in men and 27.4% in women, and the number of Korean men with BMI > or = 25 kg m(-2) has increased markedly since 1998. A significant positive association between obesity and socioeconomic status was found… CONTINUE READING
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