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Comparison of the Prevalence of Cardiometabolic Disorders and Comorbidities in Korea and the United States: Analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

An S, Ahn C, Jang J, Lee J, Kang D, Lee JK, Park SK

Background: Comparison of the prevalence of cardiometabolic disorders (CMDs) and comorbidities in Korea and the United States (US) can be an important indicator for forecasting future risk of cardiovascular events...
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Sex-Specific Trends in the Prevalence of Hypertension and the Number of People With Hypertension: Analysis of the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) 1998–2018

Seo E, Jung S, Lee H, Kim HC

Background and Objectives: As the Korean population ages fast, it is estimated that the people with hypertension, especially female patients, will increase rapidly. However, there are few data comparing the...
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Dementia Epidemiology Fact Sheet 2022

Shin JH

This dementia epidemiology fact sheet 2022 is aimed at providing an overview of the epidemiology of dementia in Korea using representative government-led data. This review summarizes the prevalence and incidence...
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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Elevated Alanine Aminotransferase in Korean Adolescents

Ryu B, Huh Y, Park HS

Background: In developed countries, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the predominant liver disease in adolescents. The main cause of elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in adolescents is NAFLD. This study...
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Chronological trends in patients undergoing cholecystectomy in Korea: a nationwide health insurance claims study

Jeon CH, Hong J, Jung J, Moon JY, Seo HS

Purpose: The incidence of gallstone disease and cholecystectomy is increasing worldwide. The aim of this study was to determine trends in the incidence of cholecystectomy in Korea. Methods: The National Health...
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Incidence and Prevalence of Skin Cancers in South Korea from 2008 to 2016: A Nation-Wide Population Based Study

Park K, Bae JM, Chung KY, Yun SJ, Seo SH, Ahn HH, Lee DY, Kim H, Sohn U, Park BC

Background: In South Korea, there have been few nationwide epidemiologic studies about premalignant actinic keratosis (AK), squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s disease), nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), malignant melanoma of...
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Cancer Statistics in Korea: Incidence, Mortality, Survival, and Prevalence in 2019

Kang MJ, Won YJ, Lee JJ, Jung KW, Kim HJ, Kong HJ, Im JS, Seo HG, The Community of Population-Based Regional Cancer Registries

Purpose The current study provides national cancer statistics and their secular trends in Korea, including incidence, mortality, survival, and prevalence in 2019. Materials and Methods Incidence, survival, and prevalence rates of cancer were...
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Prevalence and Clinical Features of Sagging Eye Syndrome in Korean Patients

Park BC, Kim DH

Purpose: To retrospectively analyze the relative frequency and describe the clinical features of sagging eye syndrome in Korean patients from a single center. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of...
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Prevalence trends of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among young men in Korea: A Korean military population-based cross-sectional study

Lee J, Kim T, Yang H, Bae SH

Background/Aims: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major concern in Korea since its emergence as a dominant cause of chronic liver disease. However, no study has explored its...
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The Prevalence of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Overactive Bladder in South Korea: A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study

Kim MK, Shin YS, Lee JH, Cho WJ, Kim DK

Purpose: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) affect over half of the adults’ population worldwide, with an increasing prevalence among the older age groups. Therefore, with the increasing elderly population, LUTS...
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The prevalence and distribution of the variants of Gantzer’s muscle: a meta-analysis of cadaveric studies

Asghar A, Jha RK, Patra A, Chaudhary B, Singh B

The Gantzer’s muscle is often present in the flexor compartment of the forearm. It lies underneath flexor digitorum superficialis and compresses the anterior interosseous nerve. Furthermore, this muscle frequently bestows...
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Recent Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Huh Y, Cho YJ, Nam GE

Because of the global obesity epidemic, the incidence and prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have increased worldwide, including among Koreans. Recently, the incidence rate of NAFLD in Korea...
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Prevalence and risk factors for incidental prostate cancer in patients after transurethral resection of the prostate with negative results on prostate biopsy: A retrospective study

Guo Z, He J, Pan J, Huang L, Cao J, Bai Z, Wang S, Xiang S, Gu C, Wang Z

Purpose: This study aimed to explore the prevalence and predictors of incidental prostate cancer (IPC) after transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) with negative results on transperineal magnetic resonance imaging...
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Prevalence and associated risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia in adults with sarcopenia

Kim MC, Kim KO, Kang MK

Background/Aims: Although several studies have shown that sarcopenia is associated with poor outcomes in colorectal cancer patients, the impact of sarcopenia on the development of colorectal neoplasia remains unclear. We...
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Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Korean Children, Adolescents, and Adults Younger than 30 Years: Changes from 2002 to 2016

Hong YH, Chung IH, Han K, Chung S, on Behalf of the Taskforce Team of the Obesity Fact Sheet of the Korean Society for the Study of Obesity

Background: Despite the importance of and social concern regarding prevention of diabetes at younger ages, limited data are available. This study sought to analyze changes in the prevalence of type...
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Prevalence and Comorbidities of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Among Adults and Children/Adolescents in Korea

Seo JC, Jon DI, Shim SH, Sung HM, Woo YS, Hong J, Park S, Seo JS, Bahk WM

Objective: This study investigated the prevalence and comorbidities of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among adults and children/adolescents in Korea. Methods: This study used data from the Korea Health Insurance Review...
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Prevalence of Chronic Diabetic Complications in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Retrospective Study Based on the National Health Insurance Service-National Health Screening Cohort in Korea, 2002~2015

Lee H, Lee M, Park G, Khang AR

Purpose This study aimed to identify the prevalence of chronic diabetic complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods Data for adults aged over 30 years, who were diagnosed with type 2...
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Prevalence and Associated Factors of Diabetic Retinopathy among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Brunei Darussalam: A Cross-sectional Study

Raja SA, Chong VH, Rahman NA, Shakir LMP, Knights J

Purpose: To determine the prevalence of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and the factors associated with retinopathy among type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients in Brunei Darussalam. Methods: Cross-sectional study of all type...
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Myopic Open-angle Glaucoma Prevalence in Northeast Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Population-based Studies

Jeong Y, Ha A, Shim SR, Kim YK

Purpose: Investigation of myopic open-angle glaucoma (OAG) prevalence in Northeast Asia by systematic review and meta-analysis. Methods: Systematic PubMed, Embase and Cochrane database searches for Northeast Asian population-based studies published up...
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DALY Estimation Approaches: Understanding and Using the Incidence-based Approach and the Prevalence-based Approach

Kim YE, Jung YS, Ock M, Yoon SJ

Disability-adjusted life-year (DALY) estimates may vary according to factors such as the standard life expectancy, age weighting, time preference and discount rate, calculation of disability weights, and selection of the...
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