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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2016;20(3):262-271.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.21896/jksmch.2016.20.3.262    Published online September 30, 2016.
A Study on the Problem Drinking and Its Related Factors among Adolescents in South Korea: Focusing on Men and Women
Younglan Kim1, Shinwoo Hwang2
1Department of Nursing, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
2Department of Nursing, Deagu Health College, Daegu, Korea
한국 문제음주 청소년의 특성과 영향요인: 남ㆍ녀를 중심으로
김영란1, 황신우2
Correspondence:  Shinwoo Hwang,
Email: sepochung@dhc.ac.kr
This study was done to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of problem drinking among adolescents in South Korea.
The data of Youth Health Risk Behavior web-based Survey (2015) collected by Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was analyzed using logistic regression for this study.
The problem drinking (defined as two or more points in the CRAFFT) among current drinkers was 36.1%. Risk factors of the problem drinking were sexual activity after drinking (odds 6.33 for men, 4.72 for women), experience of smoking (odds 4.70 for men, 5.12 for women), experience of artificial abortion (odds 4.57 for women), experience of pregnancy (odds 4.45 for women), sexual transmitted infection (odds 1.90 for men, 2.53 for women), depression (odds 2.11 for men, 2.15 for women) and suicidal idea (odds 2.53 for men, 1.88 for women).
It is necessary to develop proper problem drinking prevention programs focusing on men and women. Adjusted health education programs will contribute to maintain their health and protect effectively from these risk taking behaviors.
Key Words: adolescent, alcohol drinking, problem behavior

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