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Trends in Alcohol Consumption for Korean Adults from 1998 to 2018: Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey

Department of Food and Nutrition, Gangneung-Wonju National University, 7 Jukheon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do 25457, Korea
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Nutrients 2021, 13(2), 609; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020609
Received: 7 December 2020 / Revised: 9 February 2021 / Accepted: 9 February 2021 / Published: 13 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Nutrition and Public Health)
Drinking culture has been well developed in Korea. This research assessed trends in daily pure alcohol consumption over time and examined its trends regarding socio-demographic variables and alcoholic beverage types. We used data from the 1998–2018 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. A total of 87,623 adults aged ≥ 19 years were included. Alcohol intake was assessed via 24-h dietary recall, and pure alcohol content was calculated according to alcoholic beverage type. Daily alcohol consumption increased from 8.37 g in 1998 to 14.98 g in 2016–2018 (p for trend < 0.001). The degree of the increasing trend was higher for women (2.09 g to 5.79 g) than men (14.78 g to 23.94 g) from 1998 to 2016–2018. Alcohol intake was highest in men aged 30–49 years and women aged 19–29 years. Moreover, the change of the rising trend in alcohol consumption according to high socioeconomic factors was more pronounced than the other variables. Lastly, the alcohol intake from soju and beer was dominant in alcohol consumption and escalated over time. The total daily alcohol intake increased about two times during 21 years in Korea, and the trends varied according to socio-demographic status. View Full-Text
Keywords: alcohol; alcoholic beverage; trend; KNHANES alcohol; alcoholic beverage; trend; KNHANES
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Kim, S.Y.; Kim, H.J. Trends in Alcohol Consumption for Korean Adults from 1998 to 2018: Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey. Nutrients 2021, 13, 609. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020609

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Kim SY, Kim HJ. Trends in Alcohol Consumption for Korean Adults from 1998 to 2018: Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey. Nutrients. 2021; 13(2):609. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020609

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Kim, Sang Y., and Hyun J. Kim. 2021. "Trends in Alcohol Consumption for Korean Adults from 1998 to 2018: Korea National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey" Nutrients 13, no. 2: 609. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13020609

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