DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE USE IN KOREAN WOMEN

Authors

  • Kisok Kim College of Pharmacy, Keimyung University, Daegu 42601, Republic of Korea
  • Hyejin Park

Keywords:

Oral contraceptive, Prevalence, Demographics, KNHANES

Abstract

Objective: We determined the prevalence of oral contraceptive (OC) use and the demographic factors associated with OC use in Korean women.

Methods: A descriptive epidemiologic study was conducted using data for women aged 20-54 y collected by the 2005-2009 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. OC use and demographic characteristics were obtained from the participants by questionnaire.

Results: During the study period, the prevalence of OC use ranged from 14.8% to 16.0%. Longer duration of OC use was positively associated with age and with increased cigarette smoking and decreased education. However, the use of OCs was not associated with body mass index, household income, alcohol drinking, or regular exercise.

Conclusion: Oral contraceptives are used widely by Korean women, and their use is associated with several demographic factors.

Keywords: Oral contraceptive, Prevalence, Demographics, KNHANES

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Published

01-06-2016

How to Cite

Kim, K., and H. Park. “DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVE USE IN KOREAN WOMEN”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 6, June 2016, pp. 299-01, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijpps/article/view/11794.

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