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Analysis of Mass Screening Results Among Sampled Residents Around Camp Carroll, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
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Analysis of Mass Screening Results Among Sampled Residents Around Camp Carroll, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Min, Young-Sun; Lim, Hyun-Sul; Lee, Kwan; Park, Sun Ae; Lee, Duk-Hee; Ju, Young-Su; Yang, Wonho; Kim, Geun-Bae; Yu, Seung Do;
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Objectives: This study describes the results of a mass screening and secondary questionnaire conducted among sampled residents around Camp Carroll. Methods: The subjects were sampled based on Waegwan groundwater ingestion history via a primary health questionnaire survey. However, the study population included voluntary participants and there were no grounds for disqualification. Among the 1,033 residents, excluding people living outside Waegwan, 844 subjects age 30 and over were analyzed. History of physician-diagnosed disease (including detailed history of cancer), eating habits, drinking and smoking histories were queried through questionnaires. Health screening consisted of a blood pressure check and blood test (complete blood cell, liver enzyme, lipid, blood sugar test, etc.). Results: The proportion of abnormal gamma-glutamyltransferase levels was higher in the groundwater ingesting female group than the non-ingesting female group. The odds ratios of the ingested `1 to 9 years` and `10 years and over` groups were 3.09 and 0.87, respectively. Proportions of hypertension in males, abnormal serum triglyceride levels in all and in females, and abnormal serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in males were higher in the `10 to 29-year` resident group than in the `1 to 9 year` group. However, there were no significant trends according to length of residence. Conclusions: Physician-diagnosed prevalence and laboratory test results are not different by histories of Waegwan groundwater ingestion and by length of residence. Even if there are partially significant differences, they do not tend to follow increases of exposure amount and trends.
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