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Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Korean version of the EQ-5D in patients with rheumatic diseases
The Korean EQ-5D exhibits good validity and sensitivity in various rheumatic conditions, and although its reliability and responsiveness were not excellent, it seems acceptable if condition-specific measures are applied together.
Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome and Its Association with Cardiovascular Diseases in Korea
It is obvious that the metabolic syndrome prevails in Korea, and its importance regarding cardiovascular diseases is considerable, and prevention strategies should be implemented immediately to avoid cardiovascular epidemic in the near future.
A nationwide survey on the prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment in South Korea.
Older age, being male, lower education level, illiteracy, smoking, and histories of head trauma or depression were associated with increased dementia risk, and alcohol use and moderately intense exercise were related with decreased dementia risk.
Comparative epidemiology of suicide in South Korea and Japan: effects of age, gender and suicide methods.
Age and gender distribution of suicide rates differed considerably between the two countries, and pesticide regulation in Korea would be helpful in reducing the burden of suicide mortality in both countries, even if the social values could not be changed in a short time.
Deprivation and Mortality at the Town Level in Busan, Korea: An Ecological Study
The findings indicate that more deprived towns are likely to have higher mortality, in particular from cardiovascular disease and physical injury, and such deprived towns should be targeted.
A nationwide survey on the prevalence and risk factors of late life depression in South Korea.
Association between childhood fatal injuries and socioeconomic position at individual and area levels: a multilevel study
Both individual-level and area-level socioeconomic position influenced the risk for childhood fatal injuries in Korea, and universal strategies should receive priority, and special efforts in implementation should be directed towards both disadvantaged households and areas.
Prevalence and neuropsychiatric comorbidities of alcohol use disorders in an elderly Korean population
The prevalence and comorbidities of problem drinking in community‐dwelling elders living in Korea are investigated and it is found that problem drinking is more common in older people than in younger people.