Korean J Fam Pract.  2021 Dec;11(6):444-448. 10.21215/kjfp.2021.11.6.444.

Association between Self-Rated Health Status and the Presence of Current Depression in Korean Adults over 19 Years Old: Based on 2018 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

  • 1Department of Family Medicine, Serim Hospital, Incheon, Korea


Self-rated health status is a proxy variable for actual health status and a predictor of mortality. It also affects various diseases, including chronic diseases, and is also related to socioeconomic factors. Therefore, I aim to confirm the clinical significance of self-related health status by studying the relationship between self-rated health status and the presence of current depression.
Of the 6,489 adults aged 19 years and above who participated in the 3rd year of the 7th National Health and Nutrition Survey conducted in 2018, 5,995 people, excluding “I don’t know/no answer” and unmarked, were targeted. A chi-square test was performed to determine the relationship between each variable and self-rated health status. After adjusting for significant variables, multiple logistic regression analysis was used to determine the relationship between self-rated health status and the presence of current depression.
The results of the chi-square test of variables for self-rated health status, gender, age group, household income, education level, monthly drinking status, degree of stress perception, and aerobic physical activity were significant. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that selfrated health status and the degree of stress perception were significantly related to the presence of current depression.
Self-rated health status and presence of current depression were correlated.


Health status; Depression; Adult
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