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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1977;10(1): 102-108.
Studies on Sickness in Rural Residents.
Jae Kwon Kim
ABSTRACT
A study on the sickness distribution and mode of treatment in rural area was conducted during the period from July '75 to Aug. '75 using 1,225 households, 7,918 population (4,017 male, 3,901 female) and 343 cases that found during the period of survey who had been lived in nammyon, Hwasoongun, Chonnam. The summarized results were as follows : 1. Average family number per household was 6.5 and prevalence rate was 43.3 (21.2 for male, 22.1 for female). 2. General sickness distribution by classification of disease according to W.H.O. was highest in disease of the nervous system and sense organs (21.3%), and important others were disease of the digestive system (16.9%) and disease of the respiratory system (14.8%). In male, distribution was in order of downward disease of digestive system, disease of nervous system and sense organs, disease of skin, cellular tissue, bones and organs of movement , and disease of respiratory system. In female, distribution was in order of downward disease of nervous system and sense organs, disease of respiratory system, disease of digestive system, and disease of skin, cellular tissue, bones and organs of movement. 3. Types of treatment in both sexes were showed that home and folkmedicine (41.1%), pharmacy (24.5%), admission to hospital or clinic (16.9%), out-patient clinic (10.8%) ad herbmedicine (6.7%) in downward order. Hospital and clinic utility rate was 27.8% (31.5 for male, 24.0 for female) and it was highest in 0-4 age groups and lowest in 40-49 year age groups. 4. Hospital and clinic utility rate was highest in neoplasms, and the other hands, disease of the nervous system and sense organs and disease of the digestive system were the highest groups in the all types of treatment other than hospital and clinic. 5. On the results of treatment not, exactly replied answer was the highest (41.7%) and only 16.0% said complete recovery, In completely recovered cases, hospital and clinic using group was predominant (58.2%) and in aggravated cases home and folkmedicine using group was highest.
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