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"This paper presents some results from the 1986 Family Life Survey of Korea. This survey was the first that was conducted in Korea with the specific purpose of understanding women's life cycle beyond marriage and fertility....A probability sample of 3,400 households representing the whole country were selected, [including] interviews of ever-married women(More)
BACKGROUND S-1 is an oral fluoropyrimidine that mimics infusional 5-fluorouracil. The aim of this phase II trial was to explore the clinical efficacy of the triplet regimen TIROX, which consists of S-1, irinotecan and oxaliplatin. METHODS Forty-two chemo-naive patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) were planned to be enrolled and be treated(More)
A case-control study to identify risk factors associated with mortality from cardiovascular diseases in the Republic of Korea is presented. Data concern 455 men aged 35-65 who died in 1982-1983, with a recorded cause of death as hypertensive disease or non-traumatic cerebrovascular disease, and 455 matched controls. Cardiovascular mortality was associated(More)
This community-based case-control study was carried out in 4 cities in South Korea to investigate whether vasectomy is associated with a long-term increased risk of cardiovascular death. The cases are 413 men who died at ages 35-65 between October 1982 and September 1983 with an underlying cause of death, as reported in the death certificate, of ischemic(More)
The authors discuss the role of family planning in the fertility decline of the Republic of Korea. Age-specific fertility rates are presented for the years 1960-1985. Population projections for selected demographic indicators such as life expectancy, birth rate, death rate, and total fertility rate are projected up to the year 2020. The authors are(More)
Family planning in Korea has contributed to below replacement level fertility. As a consequence, the direction of family planning needs to be changed to a quality rather than a quantity-oriented system. The emphasis should be on a family development: maternal and child health and family welfare. 3 future directions have been identified in terms of basic(More)
The objective of this study is to analyze behavioral changes in fertility in the Republic of Korea since the development of a national population policy and program in the 1960s. Recommendations for future birth control policies are suggested. In addition, changes in population structure are described, including the increase in the number of women in the(More)
The impact of modernization on the aged population in the Republic of Korea is examined through a survey of elderly persons who became nursing home residents. The authors note that nursing home residents had higher divorce rates, a larger proportion of persons never married, and a larger proportion of childless persons than the population as a whole. They(More)