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Volume 17, Issue 2 - Dec 1992
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The Epidemiologic Pattern of Tsutsugamushi Epidemic in Chollanamdo Province in 1991
Han, Kwang-Il ; Moon, Gang ; Choi, Jin-Su ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 17, issue 2, 1992, Pages 93~102
The epidemic of tsutsugamushi disease, along with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome(HFRS) and leptospirosis, has been ingrowing concern as it occupies a considerable proportion of the so-called seasonal febrile illnesses in autumn in Korea. This study was conducted to describe certain epidemiologic characteristics of the reported cases of the tsutsugamushi epidemic in Chollanamdo province in 1991. The findings could be summarized as follows: 1. Among three seasonal febrile illnesses in Autumn, tsutsugamushi disease occupied 91.9 percent of whole serologically confirmed cases. 2. Male-female sex ratio was 1 : 1.8. Majority of cases (77.4% in men, 65.1% in female) were in older age group (>=50 year of age). 3. Date of disease onset were distributed between late September and November. The 67.4% of cases were developed from October 21 to November 10, 1991. 4. The 41.5% of cases were reported from southern maritime districts. Reported dates of index cases and median cases were earliest in inland districts followed by southern maritime and latest in western maritime districts. 5. Most frequently reported clinical symptoms were chill (100%), high fever (100%), headache (81.7%), and skin eruption (70.4%).
The Survey on the Health Status of an Islands-District Residents I. 2 Week-Prevalence of Morbidity and Its Related Factors
Ko, Kee-Ho ; Moon, Gang ; Sohn, Seok-Joon ; Choi, Jin-Su ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 17, issue 2, 1992, Pages 103~111
In order to estimate the level of illness and the pattern of 2 week - prevalence of morbidity by demographic and socioeconomic factors among the inhabitants in Wando district which is located off the southern seashore from mainland Korea, the household interview survey was performed to the sample population selected by stratified proportional random sampling method from January 15 to 30, 1990 in Wan-do Gun, Chonnam province. The data were collected from 5,134 family members of 1,234 households which were 5.2% of total households of the area. The results observed were following: 1. The 2 week-prevalence was 12.1%. 2. There was no significant difference of 2 week-prevalence between male and female, and that was higher in lower income group and longer duration of residence group and larger number of household group.
The Survey on the Health Status of an Islands-District Residents II. The Medical Utilization Pattern and Recognition of Medical Facilities
Ko, Kee-Ho ; Moon, Gang ; Sohn, Seok-Joon ; Choi, Jin-Su ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 17, issue 2, 1992, Pages 113~121
In order to estimate the pattern of medical care utilization and recognition for health factor among the inhabitants in Wan-do district which is located off the southern seashore from mainland Korea, household interview survey was performed from January 15 to 30, 1990 in Wan-do Gun area. The results observed were following: 1. Among the users of medical facilities 40.8% used public health facility as first contact facility. Lower the income level was and longer the residency duration was, the utilization rate of public health facilities was higher. By age groups and medical security status the utilization pattern was likely to disperse to local clinic and secondary contact medical resources. 2. Medical expense and access time were significantly different between primary contact and secondary contact medical resources. 3. Public health facility was recognized as the favoured institute having advantage of geographic and economic accessibility. 4. Statistically significant determinants in public health facility utilization among total medical service were the region, the medical expense, and the access time.
Outbreaks of Salmonellosis in a Provincial Area
Park, H.C. ; Jeon, D.Y. ; Kim, G.H. ; Kim, S.C. ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 17, issue 2, 1992, Pages 123~127
Of 80 cases of Salmonellosis reported in a provincial area in 1992, 90% were related to outbreaks, which occurred from Apr. to Nov. And the serotypes include the following: typhimurium, hadar, and enteritidis etc. Among these outbreaks the authors carried out the epidemiological investigation for 'I-eup'(highest attack region) outbreak. The results obtained were as follows: 1. The S. typhimurium isolated from stools of 7 cases among 29 cases. 2. The common-source of exposure was boiled pork and/or skewered slices of seasoned meat. 3. The incidence rate was 65.1%(29 cases). 4. The incidence showed significant difference between males(32.1%) and females(80.0%). 5. The incidence in under 20 years of age and 40 years of age were much higher than other age groups but there was no significant difference among much age groups. 6. The mean and the median incubation period were 18.5 and 17.0 hours respectively. 7. The secondary attack was not appeared.
Familial Clustering and Its Associated Factors in Carriers of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Rhee, Jung-Ae ; Lee, Myung-Hak ;
Journal of agricultural medicine and community health, volume 17, issue 2, 1992, Pages 129~136
To evaluate the possible route of intrafamilial transmission among carriers of hepatitis B surface antigen (
), epidemiologic and serologic data were obtained on 107 household contacts of 35 carriers of HBsAg and on 71 household contacts of 25 controls who were negative for serologic markers of hepatitis B virus. The HBsAg prevalence was 26.5% among the contacts of carriers compared to 0.0% among the contacts of controls. And the combined prevalence for all hepatitis markers was 48.5% among the contacts of carriers compared to 26.0% among the contacts of controls(p<0.05). Especially the offspring of carriers showed significantly higher risk in the combined prevalence for all hepatitis markers (p<0.05). There were no significant relationship between HBV infection and past history like acupuncture, transfusion, operation and tattooed. Factors associated with the risk of intrafamilial transmission of HBV were not found in the sharing of household articles such as razor, towel, drinking glass, nail clippers, toothbrush and tableware.