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Korean Journal of Epidemiology 1987;9(1): 96-118.
대구, 경북지역 주민의 사망원인 분석
김성길, 이성국
Leading cause of death in Taegu and Kyungpook district
Sung Kil Kim, Sung Kook Lee
Abstract
From the total deaths confirmed by Doctor’s diagnosis among the registered deaths in 1984, death rates and leading causes of death in Taegu and Kyungpook district by sex and age were investigated by using the Korean standard classification of diseases of the list of 17 categories and the special list of 50 causes for tabulation of mortality. The crude death rates in Taegu and Kyungpook district in 1984 were 3.9 and 8.5,respectively, while that of nation wide data was 5.6 per 1,000 population. The crude death rate in Taegu was lower than national level but that of Kyungpook was higher than national level. Standardized death rates in Taegu and Kyungpook were 4.8 and 6.7 respectively, national rate being 5.6. The standardized death fate in Taegu was lower than national level but the rate of Kyungpook was higher than nation wide rate. The important causes of death among the list of 17 categories during the year of 1984 were, in order of frequency, the diseases of circulatory system, injury and poisoning, and neoplasms; these 3 causes were attributed to 68% of total death in 1984. Death rate due to the diseases of circulatory system in Taegu was higher than that of Kyungpook and nation wide rate. In particular, death rate of female attributed to the diseases of circulatory system in Taegu was the highest, the rate being as high as 34.6%. The rate of death due to injury and poisoning in Kyungpook was higher than that of Taegu area and nation wide. Particularly the death rate of male in Kyungpook was the highest, and the rate was 38.8% and the rate of death assigned to neoplasms in Taegu and Kyungpook were lower than that of nation wide. The improtant death causes attributed to special to causes for tabulation of mortality during the year of 1984 in Taegu were, in order of Frequency, cerebrovascular diseases, of pulmonary ciculation and other accident including complications, but those of Kyungpook were other accident including complications, cerebrovascular diseases and traffic accidents. In age groups of 0 to 14 years old and young adult age groups(15-44yrs.), the most prevalent causes causes of death in both sexes was other accident including complication. In age group of young adult, the most prevalent causes of death in females was poinsoning and the death rate of male. Especially in the age group of young adult, the death from suicide and self-inflicted injuries in Kyungpook was higher than that of Taegu area. In age group of middle age(45-64 yrs.), the most prevalent causes of death was cerebrovascular diseases. Among the death due to neoplasms the most prevalent neoplastic deseases was stomach cancer. In age group of old age(65-yrs. and over)the most frequent causes of death in Taegu was cerebrovascular diseases but that of Kyungpook was senility without mental disorders.
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