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How Does Body-Shape Perception Affect the Weight Control Practices?: 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

  • Journal of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Abbr : J Korean Med Obes Res
  • 2014, 14(1), pp.29-35
  • DOI : 10.15429/jkomor.2014.14.1.29
  • Publisher : The Society of Korean Medicine for Obesity Research
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Published : June 30, 2014

유정은 1 오달석 2 Kim Namkwen ORD ID 3

1대전대학교 한방부인과교실
2한의학연구원
3부산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: This study was to investigate how body-shape perception could influence to weightcontrol practice both in normal and obese group. Methods: We used 2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to analysis 1)weight control practices of population; 2) consistency between body-shape perception and bodymass index; 3) comparison weight control practices between normal group and body mass index(BMI) obese group in perceptional obese group; 4) odds ratio of BMI obese group using herbaldrugs for weight control practice in perceptional obese group. Results: We found that study population tends to choose exercise, dietary restriction, meal skip,health functional food, one-food, drug, herbal drug, fasting and self-medication in order offrequency to control weight. The agreement between body-shape perception and BMI withinobese group was approximately 64% with 0.40 of Cohen’s Kappa coefficient, ranging from 0.384to 0.423. Within perceptional obese group, choosing each weight control practice methods ratiosbetween normal BMI group and obese BMI group were not significantly different. Withinperceptional obese group, obese BMI group showed significant odds ratio (2.58, 95% confidenceintervals, 1.38∼4.85) than normal BMI group in choosing herbal medication for weight loss whenadjusting other variables. Conclusions: We concluded that body-shape perception might be an important factor forchoosing weight control program, and roles of Korean medical doctors thought to be enhanced forusing herbal medication for weight loss.

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