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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants according to alcohol use behaviors groups

From: Alcohol use behaviors and risk of metabolic syndrome in South Korean middle-aged men

Variables Normal* Hazardous* Problem* p
  Unweighted
(n = 219)
Weighted Unweighted
(n = 263)
Weighted Unweighted
(n = 232)
Weighted  
Age (yr)        .827
   40-49 137 (62.6) 1,012,233 (67.4) 164 (62.4) 1,185,640 (64.6) 147 (63.4) 1,039,470 (66.8)  
   50-59 82 (37.4) 488,847 (32.6) 99 (37.6) 649,358 (35.4) 85 (36.6) 516,329 (33.2)  
Cohabitation        .494
   Yes 202 (92.2) 1,380,253 (92.0) 240 (91.3) 1,684,197 (91.8) 203 (87.5) 1,384,220 (89.0)  
   No 17 (7.8) 120,827 (8.0) 23 (8.7) 150,801 (8.2) 29 (12.5) 171,578 (11.0)  
Education        .038
   Illiterate 4 (4.8) 29,814 (2.0) 9 (3.4) 65,687 (3.6) 11 (4.7) 50,012 (3.2)  
   ≤Elementary school 11 (5.0) 51,261 (3.4) 29 (11.0) 191,982 (10.5) 30 (12.9) 188,519 (12.1)  
   ≤Middle school 34 (15.5) 230,116 (15.3) 45 (17.1) 310,905 (16.9) 37 (15.9) 237,626 (15.3)  
   ≤High school 89 (40.6) 600,422 (40.0) 109 (41.4) 785,424 (42.8) 84 (36.2) 562,377 (36.1)  
   College≤ 81 (37.0) 589,467 (39.3) 71 (27.0) 481,001 (26.2) 70 (30.2) 517,265 (33.2)  
Monthly average
household income
       .056
   Low 14 (6.4) 85,661 (5.7) 26 (9.9) 176,229 (9.6) 25 (10.8) 186,706 (12.0)  
   Middle 64 (29.2) 463,187 (30.9) 83 (31.6) 645,415 (35.2) 57 (24.6) 387,808 (24.9)  
   High 141 (64.4) 952,232 (63.4) 154 (58.6) 1,013,355 (55.2) 150 (64.7) 981,284 (63.1)  
Smoking        <.001
   Nonsmoker 42 (19.2) 289,656 (19.3) 25 (9.5) 146,021 (8.0) 18 (7.8) 111,054 (7.1)  
   Ex-smoker 84 (38.4) 578,843 (38.6) 138 (52.5) 951,424 (51.8) 140 (60.3) 946,529 (60.8)  
   Current smoker 93 (42.5) 632,581 (42.1) 100 (38.0) 737,553 (40.2) 74 (31.9) 498,216 (32.0)  
Physical activity        .006
   Yes 46 (21.0) 314,106 (20.9) 43 (16.3) 283,828 (15.5) 61 (26.3) 425,747 (27.4)  
   No 173 (79.0) 1,186,975 (79.1) 220 (83.7) 1,551,170 (84.5) 171 (73.7) 1,130,051 (72.6)  
  1. * Number of subjects (%)