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Korean High School Students' Health Behaviors and the Relation to Depression
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Korean High School Students' Health Behaviors and the Relation to Depression
Park, Hyung-Su; Park, Jong;
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 Abstract
In this study, in an attempt to prevent depression and improve their quality of life, we investigated the relationship between the occurrence rate of depression among high school students. We used the data from the 2011-2 online census on youth health behavior conducted by the Ministry of Disease Control. There were 37,261 male students along with 36,797 female students for a total of 74,058 subjects. The rate of depression occurrence was 29.2% for male students and 39.6% for female students indicating that female students are having more depression than male students. As a result of the study, it was discovered that the male subjects felt 6.04 times more depression and the female subjects felt 6.98 times more depression as they encountered more stress. The males had 1.42 times more depression and the females had 1.60 times more depression when they had the experience of smoking. The male subjects had 1.37 times more depression and the female subjects had 1.41 times more depression when they had the experience of drinking. The males who joined in on physical activities for more than four days and those who joined in them for one to three days had 1.34 times and 1.16 times more depression respectively. The females who had physical activities for more than four days and those who had them for one to three days had 1.42 times and 1.28 times more depression respectively. As a result this study showed that there are correlations between variables relating to healthy behavior and the prevalence of depression.
 Keywords
High School Students;Health Behavior;Depression;
 Language
Korean
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