Observational Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 28, 2018; 24(28): 3163-3170
Published online Jul 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i28.3163
Health behaviors of Korean adults with hepatitis B: Findings of the 2016 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Yu-Hyeon Yi, Yun-Jin Kim, Sang-Yeoup Lee, Byung-Mann Cho, Young-Hye Cho, Jeong-Gyu Lee
Yu-Hyeon Yi, Yun-Jin Kim, Young-Hye Cho, Jeong-Gyu Lee, Department of Family Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan-si 50612, South Korea
Yu-Hyeon Yi, Yun-Jin Kim, Byung-Mann Cho, Jeong-Gyu Lee, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan 49241, South Korea
Yu-Hyeon Yi, Jeong-Gyu Lee, Busan Tobacco Control Center, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan 49241, South Korea
Sang-Yeoup Lee, Department of Medical Education, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan-si 50612, South Korea
Sang-Yeoup Lee, Young-Hye Cho, Family Medicine Clinic, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan-si 50612, South Korea
Byung-Mann Cho, Department of Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan-si 50612, South Korea
Author contributions: Yi YH, Kim YJ, Lee SY, Cho BM, Cho YH, Lee JG contributed to study conception and design; Yi YH and Lee JG contributed to data analysis and interpretation, and drafting of manuscript; Lee SY and Cho BM contributed data management; Yi YH, Kim YJ, Lee SY, Cho BM, Cho YH, Lee JG contributed to reviewing and final approval of article; Lee JG contributed to revising manuscript and finalizing submission.
Supported by two-year research Grant of Pusan National University.
Institutional review board statement: Our study design was approved by the Institutional Review Board of Pusan National University Hospital (approval ID: H-1805-017-067)
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have no conflict of interest to disclose.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement checklist of items.
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Correspondence to: Jeong-Gyu Lee, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan-si 50612, South Korea. jeklee@pnu.edu
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Received: May 28, 2018
Peer-review started: May 28, 2018
First decision: June 15, 2018
Revised: June 20, 2018
Accepted: June 28, 2018
Article in press: June 28, 2018
Published online: July 28, 2018
Core Tip

Core tip: A large proportion of Korean adults with chronic hepatitis B have poor health behaviors, particularly in terms of smoking and alcohol consumption. High-risk alcohol consumption and physical inactivity are significantly associated with selfperceived health status. Because it is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma, individuals with chronic hepatitis B should maintain a healthy lifestyle. They should be encouraged to improve their health behaviors and participate in appropriate education programs.