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Cancer Mortality and Morbidity Based on Secondary Data Analysis of Health Among Residents Around Waegwan, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

건강관련 2차 자료에 근거한 왜관 지역주민의 암 발생 현황

Lee, Kwan;Lim, Hyun-Sul;Min, Young-Sun;Lee, Duk-Hee;Ju, Young-Su;Yang, Won-Ho;Cho, Yong-Sung;Kim, Geun-Bae
이관;임현술;민영선;이덕희;주영수;양원호;조용성;김근배

  • Received : 2013.04.26
  • Accepted : 2013.08.13
  • Published : 2013.08.31

Abstract

Objectives: As the suspicion was raised that 'Agent Orange' was reclaimed 30 years ago at Camp Carol, located in Waegwan, Gyeongsangbuk-do, the government conducted an investigation of the influence of environmental and health effects around Camp Carol through a public-private joint investigation team. As part of the investigation of population health effects, this study was carried out in order to observe changes and regional differences in diseases, particularly cancer, by year. Methods: We authors conducted an analysis of secondary health data, such as cancer registration data, mortality data, and health insurance data. We drew an age standardized incidence ratio (SIR), death rate (SDR), mortality ratio (SMR), and health care utilization rate using these data. Results: For gastric cancer in women, and other cancers in men, a significant increase in incidence was observed compared to the control area. For biliary tract cancer, gallbladder cancer, and thyroid cancer in women, and prostate cancer in men, a significant decrease in incidence was observed compared to the control area. In the national statistical analysis of data, such as health insurance data and mortality data, we did not observe a significant increase at the Waegwan region compared to other regions. Conclusions: We must consider the limitations of this study. Because thirty years have passed from the time of the estimated landfill of 'Agent Orange', recent national statistical data may not reflect the past real situation. Therefore, the monitoring of secondary data for health effects at the municipal level should be carried out continuously.

Keywords

Cancer;dioxin;health insurance;incidence;mortality

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 국립환경과학원