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The Relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and Childhood Maternal Education Level, Job Status Findings from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination, 2007-2009.

Authors
 Bo Yoon Choi  ;  Duk Chul Lee  ;  Eun Hye Chun  ;  Jee Yon Lee 
Citation
 Korean Journal of Family Medicine (가정의학회지), Vol.35(4) : 207-215, 2014 
Journal Title
 Korean Journal of Family Medicine (가정의학회지) 
ISSN
 2005-6443 
Issue Date
2014
Keywords
Childhood Socioeconomic Status ; Metabolic Syndrome
Abstract
Background: Childhood socioeconomic status (SES) is known to affect cardio-metabolic disease risk. However, the relationship between childhood SES and metabolic syndrome (MetS) remains uncertain. Therefore, we investigated the relationship between childhood SES, as measured by maternal education and occupational status and adult-onset MetS in the Korean population. Methods: We examined the association between childhood SES, as measured by maternal education level and occupational status during an individual’s childhood, and MetS in Korean adults aged 20 to 79 years who participated in the 2007–2009 Korean National Health Examination and Nutrition Survey. The components of MetS, including waist circumference, fasting glucose, lipid profiles, and blood pressure, were measured. Adjusted odds ratios (ORs) for MetS were calculated using multiple logistic regression models. Results: Significant differences in the association between maternal education level, occupational status, and MetS were found between males and females. In females, the adjusted MetS OR for the highest maternal education quartile relative to the lowest quartile was 0.46 (0.21–0.99). Similarly, in females, the adjusted OR for individuals whose mothers worked when they were children relative to those whose mothers did not work was 1.23 (1.04–1.44). In males, no significant associations between maternal education, maternal occupational status, and MetS were found. Conclusion: We found independent, positive associations between maternal education and occupational status and MetS in Korean females. These findings suggest that public health education targeting MetS prevention should be considered, especially among children with less opportunity for maternal support.
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DOI
10.4082/kjfm.2014.35.4.207
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Family Medicine (가정의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Duk Chul(이덕철) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9166-1813
Lee, Jee Yon(이지연)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/138249
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