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Table 4 Factors influencing major diseases’ medical costs among workers unit = KRW

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

Variables Categories Males (Medical cost) Females (Medical cost)
   Model 1 Model 2 Model 1 Model 2
   β β β β
Metabolic syndrome No     
  Yes 161,709 127,868 208,067 162,257
Size ≥300   3,994   7,102
50-299   6,664   3,277
<50     
Job White collar workers     
Blue collar workers   -8,653   -817
Age    7,610   4,048
Insurance premium Q4   -33,512   -11,423
Q3   -19,987   -856
Q2   -11,502   -1,635
Q1     
Smoking Non-smoker     
Ex-smoker   17,209   9,434
Current   -11,883   5,622
Alcohol consumption   -8,436   -525
Exercise ≤2/wk     
≥3/wk   11,428   1,945
  R 0.15 0.26 0.25 0.32
  Adj R2 0.02 0.07 0.06 0.10
  F 65404.073 16454.867 84768.717 11796.780
  p 0.001 0.001 0.001 0.001
  1. Major diseases considered for medical costs: cardiac disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia.