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The Prevalence of Chronic Diseases among Migrants in Korea According to Their Length of Stay and Residential Status

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Authors
Lee, Choong-Hyung; Yun, Jae-Moon; Han, Jong-Soo; Park, Sang-Min; Park, Young-Su; Hong, Seung-Kwon
Advisor
윤재문
Issue Date
2012-01
Publisher
The Korean Academy of Family Medicine
Citation
Korean Journal of Family Medicine Vol.33 No.1, pp. 34-43
Keywords
의약학Transients and MigrantsHypertensionDiabetesDyslipidemiaObesity
Abstract
Background: Migrant health is becoming public health issues, as the migrant populations are increasing and their length of stayis prolonged. This study aims to analyze the differences in prevalence of chronic diseases among migrants according to length ofstay and residential status.Methods: An initial population pool were 3,024 who were assessed with health screening programs by Migrant Health Association.2,459 migrants were selected for final analysis. Via Stata 10 we conducted univariate logistic regression analysis to examine theeffects of their length of stay and residential status on the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and obesity. In thefinal analysis, the result of each sex was adjusted for age, nationality, length of stay, and residential status via multiple logisticregression analysis.Results: Longer length of stay tends to increase the prevalence of hypertension in male; 4-6 year stay-duration groupdemonstrated statistically significant excess compared to 1 year or less stay-duration group (adjusted odds ratio [OR], 1.39;confidence interval [CI], 1.01 to 1.92). After adjustment, male migrants stayed more than 7 year showed considerably higherdyslipidemia than male migrants stayed less than 1 year (adjusted OR, 1.95; CI, 1.05 to 3.64). Compared to the group with 1 yearor less stay-duration, the prevalence of obesity in male was significantly higher among 4-6 year (adjusted OR, 1.65; CI, 1.17 to 2.32)and 7 year or more stay-duration group (adjusted OR, 1.65; CI, 1.11 to 2.45).Conclusion: Longer length of stay correlated to higher prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity among somepopulation of migrants. So more researches and new developing policies are needed for this problem.
ISSN
1225-4908
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/81830
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2012.33.3.174
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