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Difference in the Quality of Life and Related Factors according to the Employment Status
Gim, Mi-Seon; Han, Ji-Yeon; Kim, Chul-Woung;
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The purpose of study is to find difference in the quality of life and related factors according to the employment status. Using data from the fifth National Health and Nutrition Survey, economically active population of 20-69 years old 3,429 participants who said to questions of 'economic activity status' were finally used as analysis subjects in Korea. According to economic activity status, individuals were divided by the six different employment status and their quality of life was inspected using the EQ-5D dimensions and index score as well as analyzing the factors affecting the quality of life. As a result, unemployed compared to full-time workers, had significantly higher needs of four dimensions and Unpaid family workers had in the dimensions of Mobility, Self-care and Usual activities and temporary job had in the dimensions of Self-care and Usual activities. After figuring out life quality factors according to employment status, it was found that compared to full-time workers greater age(, p<0.001), more stress(, p<0.0001), hyperlipidemia(, p<0.0001), stroke, arthritis(, p<0.0001), respiratory diseases(, p<0.001) and chronic health conditions were more influential to low quality of life for temporary job(, p<0.05), day workers(, p<0.0001) and unemplyed(, p<0.01). The study is reported that it is to find difference in the quality of life and related factors according to the employment status and it is considered to provide basis for health evaluation of utilization in the same field of study.
Economic activity status;Employment status;EQ-5D;Quality of life;
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