Original Article Allergy Asthma Immunol Res. 2016 March;8(2):107-114. http://dx.doi.org/10.4168/aair.2016.8.2.107 pISSN 2092-7355 • eISSN 2092-7363
Association Between Obesity, Abdominal Obesity, and Adiposity and the Prevalence of Atopic Dermatitis in Young Korean Adults: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2010 Ji Hyun Lee,1 Kyung Do Han,2 Han mi Jung,1 Young Hoon Youn,1 Jun Young Lee,1 Yong Gyu Park,2 Seung-Hwan Lee,3* Young Min Park1* 1
Department of Dermatology, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea Department of Biostatistics, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea 3 Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea 2
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Purpose: Whether obesity is a risk factor for atopic dermatitis (AD) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between obesity and AD in Korean young adults. Methods: We included nationally representative data of 5,202 Korean adults aged 19-40 years, obtained from the cross-sectional Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2010. Results: Single (unmarried) status was more frequently observed in AD patients (male, [P=0.0002] and female, [P