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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1977;10(1): 155-159.
A Study on Status of Death in Rural Residents.
Byung Ju Choi
ABSTRACT
A study on the status of death in rural area was conducted during the period from July '75 to August '75. 1,225 families and 8,067 population (4,124 male, 3,943 female) had been lived and 149 events of death since 5 years before study were occurred in survey area, Nammyon, Hwasoongun, chonnam, The summarized results were as follows : 1. Quinquennial death rate was 3.7 (5.2 for male, 2.1 for female). 2. In respect of age group, the highest group was over 70 years old group (age at death, 30.8% of total death). High age groups (over 50 years old) occupied 71.1% of total death and death rate in these groups were higher in male than female. Child death (0-4 years old) occupied 7.4% of total death and infant death rate was higher in female than male. 3. Duration of sickness before die was highest in 1 to 12 months (39.6%). 4. The most frequent cause of death was disease of digestive system (12.1%). Other important causes were disease of circulatory system (10.7%), disease of respiratory system (9.4%) and infectious and parasitic disease (4.7%). Diseases of digestive system was not the most frequent cause of death in male (14.0%) and disease of respiratory system was the most frequent cause in female (9.5%).
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