Self and environmental exposures to drinking, smoking, gambling or video game addiction are associated with adult hypertension, heart and cerebrovascular diseases, allergy, self-rated health and happiness: Japanese General Social Survey, 2010

Ivy Shiue

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Abstract

Background: It was aimed to study the relationships between addiction behaviors and human health and wellbeing in East Asians in a national and population-based setting.

Methods: Data were retrieved from Japanese General Social Survey, 2010. Information on demographics, lifestyle factors, addiction behaviors and self-reported health conditions and well-being in Japanese adults was obtained by household interview. Analysis included chi-square test, logistic and multi-nominal regression modeling.

Results: Of 5003 Japanese adults (aged 20-89) included in the study cohort, 13.8%, 14.7%, 4.8% and 5.5% were addicted to drinking, smoking, gambling and video games, respectively while 10.6%, 13.8%, 4.3% and 11.4% were exposed to co-residing family member's drinking, smoking, gambling and video game addiction behaviors, respectively. People who reported addiction to drinking had poor self-rated health, hypertension and food allergy. People who reported addiction to smoking had fair to poor self-rated health, unhappiness, cerebrovascular disease and itchy skin. People who reported addiction to gambling had fair to poor self-rated health and unhappiness. People who reported addiction to video games had poor self-rated health and heart disease. People who were exposed to addiction to drinking, smoking, gambling and video games from co-residing family member(s) also reported hay fever, poor self-rated health and unhappiness.

Conclusion: Self and environmental exposures to drinking, smoking, gambling or video game addiction are associated with adult hypertension, heart and cerebrovascular diseases, allergy, self-rated health and happiness. Future public health programs continuing to minimize self and environmental exposures to addiction behaviors tackling health concerns would still be encouraged. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-412
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2015

Keywords

  • Adult health
  • Addition epidemiology
  • Hypertension
  • Heart
  • Allergy
  • Happiness
  • Self-rated health
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • INTERNET ADDICTION
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS
  • ALCOHOL-CONSUMPTION
  • OLDER-ADULTS

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