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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2006 Apr;36(2):330-340. Korean. Original Article.
Song YL , Lee KS .
Department of Health Administration, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.

PURPOSE: This study was performed to investigate the factors influencing health behavior. METHOD: Data used in this study was drawn from a 2001 National Health survey done by Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs. Number of samples were 5,085 people between age 20 years and 69 years in whole country. In this study, we modified Green and Kreuter's Precede-Proceed model to analyse influence of factors in health behavior. Hierarchical regression were used in the analysis. RESULT: 1) Factors that had statistically significant positive relation with overall health behavior were age, educational level, income level, disease in the family, medical examination, subjective weight, and concern about health, 2) Factors that had statistically significant negative relation with overall health behavior were sex, subjective health, stress, and degree of physical activity. CONCLUSION: 1) It would be necessary to set the target group for the health promotion in advance. 2) It was very important to adopt easy and efficient methods to change the health behavior of target group, for example, ability to control stress.

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