Prevalence and disease experience rates in Korean physicians

Joo Ja Kim, Soonduck Kim, Kwang Ho Meng, Yoon Ok Ahn, Yong Tae Yum, Hee Chul Oh, Dong Bae Lee, Soo Il Lee, Byung Yul Chun, Jin Soo Choi

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Abstract

This study aimed to find out the morbid status of Korean physidans living in Korea, as one part of a feasibility study on the Korean physician cohort. It was performed by mail survey using a self-administered questionnaire from Jan. 1, 1995 through Dec. 31, 1995. Study subjects were 21,552 including 17,877 (81.1%) males and 3,384 (15.5%) females. Person based prevalence rate of disease was 17.7% (18.3% for males and 13.8% for females) with the rate increasing with age. The disease group showing the highest prevalence rate was circulatory diseases (5.16%) for males, and respiratory disease (3.13%) for females. The individual disease showing the highest prevalence rates was hypertension (3.77%) for males and allergic rhinitis (2.25%) for females. The person based disease experience rate was 36.2% (36.9% for males, 32.7% for females) with the rate increasing with age. The disease group showing the highest disease experience rate was digestive disease for both sexes (10.05% for males, 7.42% for females). Individual disease showing the highest disease experience rate was hypertension (5.00%) for males and allergic rhinitis (4.08%) for females. There were different ranks of both prevalence and disease experience rate depending on age in both sexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-262
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun 1

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Keywords

  • Disease experience rate
  • Korea
  • Medical
  • Physicians
  • Prevalence
  • Sociology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Kim, J. J., Kim, S., Meng, K. H., Ahn, Y. O., Yum, Y. T., Oh, H. C., Lee, D. B., Lee, S. I., Chun, B. Y., & Choi, J. S. (1998). Prevalence and disease experience rates in Korean physicians. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 13(3), 247-262.