Relationship between Obesity and Depression in the Korean Working Population

Title
Relationship between Obesity and Depression in the Korean Working Population
Author(s)
김영조최선규[최선규]정명호[정명호]안영근[안영근]조정관[조정관]강정채[강정채]채성철[채성철]허승호[허승호]홍택종[홍택종]성인환[성인환]채제건[채제건]류재영[류재영]채인호[채인호]조명찬[조명찬]배장호[배장호]라승운[라승운]김종진[김종진]최동훈[최동훈]장양수[장양수]윤정한[윤정한]정욱성[정욱성]승기배[승기배]박승정[박승정]
Keywords
Obesity; Depression; Body Mass Index; Workers
Issue Date
201004
Publisher
대한의학회
Citation
Journal of Korean Medical Science, v.25, no.11, pp.1560 - 1567
Abstract
This study was conducted to investigate potential relationship between obesity and depression in Korean working population. A total of 8,121 workers, aged 21-75 yr,participated in this nationwide cross-section research. The participants asked to complete a questionnaire regarding the socio-demographic factors and health-related behaviors,height, and weight. To measure degree of depression, the Korean version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale (CES-D) was used. Chi-square test and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to examine the degree of association between obesity and depression. Compared to normal-weight women, overweight women had a lower adjusted odds ratio (OR) for depression (OR=0.65, 95% confidence interval 0.46 to 0.97). Underweight (1.42, 0.83 to 2.44) and obese women (BMI ≥30) had higher ORs for depression (1.47, 0.64 to 3.36), but these were insignificant. Compared to normal-weight men, obese men had higher crude ORs (1.94, 1.03 to 3.62) and adjusted ORs (1.77, 0.89 to 3.53) for depression, while underweight and overweight men showed no significant differences. These findings suggest that being overweight may protect Korean female worker against depression.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/22531
ISSN
1011-8934
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