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Yonsei Med J. 2017 Sep;58(5):1040-1046. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2017.58.5.1040.

Physical Activity, Sedentary Habits, Sleep, and Obesity are Associated with Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis, and Atopic Dermatitis in Korean Adolescents.

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1
Department of Medical Education, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea.
2
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea.
3
Department of Statistics, Hallym University, Chuncheon, Korea.
4
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea. skhong96@hallym.ac.kr.
5
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Korea. pupen@naver.com.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Since pathophysiologic evidence has been raised to suggest that obesity could facilitate an allergic reaction, obesity has been known as an independent risk factor for allergic disease such as asthma. However, the relationship between sedentary behavior and lifestyle which could lead to obesity, and those allergic diseases remains unclear.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

We analyzed the relations between physical activity, including sitting time for study, sitting time for leisure and sleep time, and obesity, asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis using the Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, which was conducted in 2013. Total 53769 adolescent participants (12 through 18 years old) were analyzed using simple and multiple logistic regression analyses with complex sampling.

RESULTS:

Longer sitting time for study and short sitting time for leisure were associated with allergic rhinitis. High physical activity and short sleep time were associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis. Underweight was negatively associated with atopic dermatitis, whereas overweight was positively correlated with allergic rhinitis and atopic dermatitis.

CONCLUSION:

High physical activity, and short sleep time were associated with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis.

KEYWORDS:

Motor activity; allergic; asthma; atopic; obesity; sedentary lifestyle

PMID:
28792151
PMCID:
PMC5552632
DOI:
10.3349/ymj.2017.58.5.1040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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