Factors associated with Multiple Chronic Diseases among One Metropolitan Citizens

복합만성질환의 융합적 관련요인에 관한 연구

  • Park, Hee-Wang (Dept of Public Health, The Graduate School of Konyang University) ;
  • Lee, Moo-Sik (Dept of Medicine, College of Medicine, Konyang University)
  • 박희왕 (건양대학교 대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 이무식 (건양대학교 의과대학)
  • Received : 2019.06.17
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


Many people suffers from multiple chronic diseases, leading cause of death and disability in the world. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors affecting multiple chronic diseases, hypertension, and diabetes. We analyzed the data of one metropolitan city of community health survey, 2015. 4,590 citizens were enrolled in this study. Prevalence of multiple chronic diseases, hypertension, and diabetes were 5.14%, 16.8%, and 3.89%, respectively. Educational attainment, income, salt intake, and BMI were identified as independent risk factors associated with multiple chronic diseases. Educational attainment, income, salt intake were significantly associated with hypertension and age, educational attainment, frequency of alcohol drinking, salt intake were associated with diabetes. Multiple chronic diseases, hypertension, and diabetes were associated with sociodemographic, economic, and health behavioral factors. We should consider these variables in the prevention and management programs and policies for patients with multiple chronic diseases.


Multiple chronic diseases;Hypotension;diabetes mellitus;Community health survey;Convergence factor


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