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Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, November 24th. According to the latest national health and nutrition survey results released by the Korea Disease Control Agency (CDC) on the 24th, in 2021, the prevalence of obesity and diabetes among Korean adults will decrease slightly, and the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia will decrease slightly. Increase.

The Department of Disease Control and Prevention released the "Eighth National Health and Nutrition Survey Third Year (2021) Survey Results" that included the above content. According to the analysis of the Department of Disease Control and Prevention, the national health indicators in the second year of the new crown epidemic (2021) are better than the first year (2020), but they have not yet returned to pre-epidemic levels.

Specifically, the obesity rates of adult men and women (over 19 years old) were 46.3% and 26.9% last year, a year-on-year decrease of 1.7 and 0.8 percentage points respectively. Although the overall obesity rate has declined, the obesity rates of men aged 40-49 (57.7%) and women aged 30-39 (25.7%) both increased year-on-year, with year-on-year increases of 7 and 3 percentage points, respectively. The prevalence rates of diabetes in men and women were 12.8% and 7.8%, respectively, a slight decrease year-on-year. In terms of the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia, men increased by 1.3 percentage points year-on-year to 21.5%, and women increased by 1.5 percentage points year-on-year to 20.3%.

Smoking, drinking, and exercise-related indicators improved mainly among men. Last year, the male smoking rate was 31.3%, a year-on-year decrease of 2.7 percentage points; the female smoking rate was 6.9%, the same as the previous year. In terms of the high-risk drinking rate, 19.7% of men, a year-on-year decrease of 1.9 percentage points; 6.9% of women, the same as the previous year. In terms of sports, the proportions of men and women doing aerobic exercise were 50.2% and 45.4% respectively, an increase of 1.9 and 2.4 percentage points year-on-year. (Finish)

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