Dose-related association between urinary cotinine-verified smoking status and dyslipidemia among Korean men: The 2008-2010 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Ga Eun Nam, Do-Hoon Kim, Yong Gyu Park, Kyungdo Han, Youn Seon Choi, Seon Mee Kim, Byung Joon Ko, Yang-Hyun Kim, Kyung Shik Lee, Sung Joon Baek

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This cross-sectionally designed study was based on data collected during the 2008-2010 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. A total 3231 South Korean men aged more than 19 years were included. Urinary cotinine concentrations were measured. Smoking status was defined using questionnaire responses and urinary cotinine concentrations. Hierarchical multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to assess the association of urinary cotinine concentrations with the prevalence of dyslipidemia and various parameters of dyslipidemia. There is a significant dose-related association between smoking as assessed by urinary cotinine concentration and dyslipidemia and various parameters of dyslipidemia among South Korean men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1426-1436
Number of pages11
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1



  • Dyslipidemia
  • Smoking
  • Urinary cotinine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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