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Cancer-free Life Expectancy in Small Administrative Areas in Korea and Its Associations with Regional Health Insurance Premiums

Noh E, Kang HY, Bahk J, Kim I, Khang YH

Background: To determine the priorities and resource allocation of community cancerrelated health policies, it is necessary to measure cancer-related health indicators and the burden of cancer by region. This study...
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Status of caries in permanent teeth of the adolescent in Ansan city after the suspension of the community water fluoridation program

Ryu JI, Jung SH, Lee SR, Lim AR

Objectives: Community Water Fluoridation (CWF) was suspended in Ansan city in 2018. The purpose of this study was to inspect the status of caries in the permanent teeth of adolescents...
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Preventable causes of cancer in Texas by race/ethnicity: tobacco smoking

Gudenkauf FJ, Thrift AP

OBJECTIVES: Tobacco smoking is classified as carcinogenic to humans (International Agency for Research on Cancer Group 1). We aimed to estimate the percentage and number of incident cancer cases diagnosed...
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A Two-step Clustering Approach for Measuring Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Cardiovascular Health among Older Adults in South Korea

Lee CY

Purpose: This study aimed to identify socioeconomic clusters of older adults and compare cardiovascular health among the identified clusters. Methods: A secondary analysis was performed using the data from 3,303...
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Is Nonstandard Employment Hazardous to Workers' Health Status? A Focus on Special Employment in South Korea

Park B, Elizabeth T, Park CG

Purpose: Workers in special employment relationship (WSERs) are workers in nonstandard employment arrangements who lack worker protection accorded in standard employment arrangements. This study aimed to describe self-rated health (SRH)...
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Life Expectancy in Areas around Subway Stations in the Seoul Metropolitan Area in Korea, 2008–2017

Kim Ih, Kang HY, Khang YH

Background: This study aimed to calculate life expectancy in the areas around 614 subway stations on 23 subway lines in the Seoul metropolitan area of Korea from 2008 to 2017. Methods:...
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Who are the Assistant Cooks at the Community Child Centers in South Korea? Focus Group Interviews with Workfare Program Participants

Park J, Park C, Kim S, Hoor GAT, Hwang G, Hwang YS

Purpose: Community child centers (CCCs) were introduced to provide after-school activities and care, including meal services to children from low-income families. The assistant cooks, who have the main responsibility for...
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Inequalities in Longitudinal Health Trajectories in Middle to Later Life: a Comparison of European Countries and Korea

Kim M, Khang YH

Background: This study compared inequalities in the longitudinal trajectory of health measured by latent growth curves (LGCs) in Korea and six other developed European countries. Methods: Unconditional and conditional LGCs were...
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Comparison of Health Status in Primary Care Underserved Area Residents and the General Population in Korea

Kim MS, Kim KH, Park SM, Lee Jg, Ko YS, Cho AR, Ku YS

Background: This study compared chronic diseases and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in between primary care underserved areas residents and the general population. Methods: Underserved areas were identified according to accessibility...
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Measurement of Socioeconomic Position in Research on Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Korea: A Systematic Review

Lee CY, Lee YH

OBJECTIVES: The validity of instruments measuring socioeconomic position (SEP) has been a major area of concern in research on cardiovascular health disparities. The purpose of this systematic review is to...
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The Trends in Health Life Expectancy in Korea according to Age, Gender, Education Level, and Subregion: Using Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy Method

Jo MW, Seo W, Lim SY, Ock M

BACKGROUND: Quality-adjusted life expectancy (QALE) means life expectancy (LE) reflecting health-related quality of life and is one of the indicators of healthy LE. We determined the trends in QALE in...
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Analyzing Changes and Determinants of Self-rated Health during Adolescence: A Latent Growth Analysis

Choi YJ, Kim HY

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine changes in the self-rated health of adolescents and to identify its predictors using longitudinal data from the KCYPS. METHODS: A sample of...
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What Explains Socioeconomic Inequality in Health-related Quality of Life in Iran? A Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition

Rezaei S, Hajizadeh , Salimi Y, Moradi G, Nouri B

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explain the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) gap between the poorest and the wealthiest quintiles in the capitals of Kermanshah and Kurdistan Provinces (Kermanshah and...
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Trends in Health-related Interventions on Children Attending Community Child Care Centers in South Korea

Park J, Baek S, Im M

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify trends in health-related interventions on children attending Community Child Care (CCC) centers, which are part of a health policy to provide...
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Regional Factors on the Self-rated Health of Wage Workers

Kwon M, Choi E

PURPOSE: This study attempted to identify regional disparities of self-rated health among Korean wage workers and to investigate the influencing factors on them. METHODS: The study subjects were 25,069 workers in...
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Health disparities between lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults and the general population in South Korea: Rainbow Connection Project I

Yi H, Lee H, Park J, Choi B, Kim SS

OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate health disparities between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults and the general population in Korea, where there is low public acceptance of sexual minorities...
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Exploring neighborhood inequality in female breast cancer incidence in Tehran using Bayesian spatial models and a spatial scan statistic

Ayubi E, Mansournia MA, Motlagh AG, Mosavi-Jarrahi A, Hosseini A, Yazdani K

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore the spatial pattern of female breast cancer (BC) incidence at the neighborhood level in Tehran, Iran. METHODS: The present study included all...
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Cost Effectiveness of Colorectal Cancer Screening Interventions with Their Effects on Health Disparity Being Considered

Lee KS, Park EC

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening interventions with their effects on health disparity being considered. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Markov cohort simulation...
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Oral Health and Occupational Status among Korean Adults

Shin BM, Bae SM, Yoo SH, Shin SJ

The purpose of this study was to determine the oral health condition and behavioral status of Korean adults according to occupational status. The subjects were 7,676 adults, aged between 19...
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Activities of Daily Living, Depression, and Self-rated Health and Related Factors in Korean Elderly: Focused on Socioeconomic Status and Family Support

Oh S, Ko Y

PURPOSE: This study was conducted to identify activities of daily living, depression and self-rated health and related factors for Korean Elderly. METHODS: Data from the survey for the Korean Longitudinal Study...
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