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Overall health and drinking behavior among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Korea
Eun Gyeong Kim
Epidemiol Health. 2019;41:e2019036.   Published online September 1, 2019
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The study was to conduct a comparative assessment of drinking behaviors and overall health among pregnant and breastfeeding women.
This study used data collected from the Korean Community Health Survey in 2015. Data obtained from 2,156 pregnant or breastfeeding women were analyzed using descriptive statistics, the t-test, the chi-square test, and the Pearson correlation coefficient.
Current drinking and alcohol consumption were higher among pregnant women than among breastfeeding women. Depression was twice as common among breastfeeding women than among pregnant women, and stress was much higher among breastfeeding women as well. Breastfeeding women also had lower subjective dental health and more unmet medical needs than pregnant women.
Although pregnant women were in better overall health than breastfeeding women, many of them were unable to stop drinking, which is a risky and adverse health behavior that negatively affects maternal and fetal health. In order to reduce drinking among pregnant and breastfeeding women, it is necessary to develop a tailored, standardized educational program and national guidelines.
Korean summary
최근 한국 사회는 출산이 점점 늦어져 고령 임산부가 증가하고 있는 실정이고, 초저출산 시대를 맞이하여 미래세대 인구의 자질향상의 기반이 되는 여성건강은 매우 중요하다고 할 수 있다. 이에 본 연구는 지역사회건강조사(Community Health Survey, CHS)의 조사자료를 활용한 이차분석연구로 임산부와 수유부의 음주 및 건강행태를 파악하고 비교하여 여성건강증진을 위한 근거자료로 활용하고자 수행되었다. 연구결과 현재 음주와 음주량은 임신여성에서, 우울과 스트레스는 수유여성에서 많은 것으로 나타났다.


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