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Table 3 Medical costs of major diseases among workers by scale of enterprise unit = 1,000 KRW

From: Factors Associated with Metabolic Syndrome and Related Medical Costs by the Scale of Enterprise in Korea

Variables   Male   Female
  Metabolic syndrome <50 50–299 ≥300 p-value Metabolic syndrome <50 50–299 ≥300 p-value
   Mean Mean Mean    Mean Mean Mean  
Job           
White collar No 57 42 39 0.001 No 19 17 11 0.001
Yes 241 201 181 0.001 Yes 212 216 163 0.001
Blue collar No 67 58 49 0.001 No 38 39 20 0.001
Yes 251 240 172 0.001 Yes 263 255 206 0.001
Age (years)           
≤29 No 2 2 2 0.188 No 1 1 1 0.460
Yes 14 19 15 0.153 Yes 22 14 15 0.044
30–39 No 11 11 12 0.001 No 5 4 4 0.185
Yes 63 66 63 0.063 Yes 56 56 44 0.022
40–49 No 57 58 60 0.001 No 30 33 26 0.000
Yes 204 205 167 0.001 Yes 176 182 157 0.001
50–59 No 140 152 143 0.001 No 90 96 99 0.001
Yes 382 383 336 0.001 Yes 320 307 305 0.023
≥60 No 262 244 247 0.001 No 188 178 179 0.145
Yes 558 507 498 0.001 Yes 449 405 407 0.001
Insurance premiums           
 Q4 No 87 62 49 0.001 No 38 15 9 0.001
Yes 288 221 165 0.001 Yes 332 180 122 0.001
 Q3 No 51 38 25 0.001 No 21 17 6 0.001
Yes 203 173 139 0.001 Yes 248 188 107 0.001
 Q2 No 51 34 40 0.001 No 20 24 15 0.001
Yes 216 183 193 0.001 Yes 217 203 163 0.001
 Q1 No 84 115 124 0.001 No 36 56 47 0.001
Yes 315 357 382 0.001 Yes 249 295 278 0.001
Smoking           
 Non-smoker No 73 60 47 0.001 No 29 32 18 0.001
Yes 278 248 176 0.001 Yes 245 248 204 0.002
 Ex-smoker No 106 89 72 0.001 No 14 12 6 0.001
Yes 344 309 230 0.001 Yes 194 208 106 0.001
 Current No 39 37 31 0.001 No 16 15 5 0.001
Yes 178 185 139 0.001 Yes 189 171 87 0.001
Alcohol consumption           
 Non-drinker No 63 51 42 0.006 No 43 44 14 0.006
Yes 250 188 144 0.014 Yes 268 209 150 0.014
 1–2/wk No 66 55 48 0.001 No 30 33 18 0.001
Yes 264 244 178 0.001 Yes 248 252 206 0.001
 3–4/wk No 55 49 42 0.001 No 17 17 8 0.001
Yes 221 207 164 0.001 Yes 185 184 119 0.001
 ≥5/wk No 72 65 55 0.001 No 24 20 15 0.026
Yes 252 246 201 0.001 Yes 191 167 125 0.013
Exercise           
 ≤2/wk No 56 47 39 0.001 No 27 30 16 0.001
Yes 230 217 160 0.001 Yes 244 245 194 0.001
 ≥3/wk No 79 68 60 0.001 No 32 35 21 0.001
Yes 287 260 197 0.001 Yes 243 249 205 0.001
  1. Major diseases medical cost: cardiac disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidermia.