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Differences between the factors affecting high-risk drinking and those affecting smoking in Korea

Authors
 임승지 ; 정우진 
Citation
 Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Vol.23(6) : 870~881, 2011 
Journal Title
 Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 
ISSN
 1010-5395 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
This study examines the factors influencing high-risk drinking and cigarette smoking and assesses the differences in those factors between 2 risky behaviors in Korea. A national, cross-sectional health behavior survey was performed on 12,303 households in 2006 and a data set of 2925 adult males was analyzed using bivariate probit estimation model. The likelihood of high-risk drinking rose with an increase in the level of income, whereas that of smoking was lowest in a medium income. White-collar workers were more at risk of high-risk drinking than blue-collar workers. Conversely, blue-collar workers tended to smoke more frequently than white-collar workers. Body mass index showed a positive association with high-risk drinking, but it had no significant relationship with smoking. Significant differences may exist in associations between factors influencing high-risk drinking and those influencing smoking. The comprehensive understanding of these differences would allow for the development of appropriate public health programs.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/94928
DOI
10.1177/1010539511425081
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 http://aph.sagepub.com/content/23/6/870.abstract
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