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Background/Objectives: This study was to identify health-related behavior, medical service use, and HRQOL in elderly Koreanliving alone and elderly Koreanliving with family.
Methods/Statistical analysis: We carry out a cross-sectional analysis using nationally representative data from the KNHANES, 2018. A total of 1,528 elders in 2018. Data analysis and complex sampling design were performed using SPSS 25.0.
Findings: The HRQOL of elderly Korean living alone was lower than elderly Korean living with family. Among the elderly Korean living alone, living in rural areas, aged 75 or above, elementary school graduation or lower education, unemployed, two comorbidities, drinkers, poor subjective health conditions, highly perceived their stress, and unmet medical needs showed low levels of HRQOL.
Improvements/Applications: In order to health promotion in elderly Korean, it is necessary to establish different strategies according to their residence type.