Warning: fopen(/home/virtual/pediatrics/journal/upload/ip_log/ip_log_2024-05.txt) [function.fopen]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/virtual/pediatrics/journal/ip_info/view_data.php on line 82

Warning: fwrite(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /home/virtual/pediatrics/journal/ip_info/view_data.php on line 83
A Study for Causes of Death in Korean Children

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1998;41(8):1047-1059.
Published online August 15, 1998.
A Study for Causes of Death in Korean Children
Ha Baik Lee1, Jun Hee Sul2, Young Yull Koh3, Jong Wan Kim4, Young Jin Hong5, Nam Su Kim1, Myung Ik Lee6
1Statistical Committee, Korean Pediatric Society, Department of Pediatrics, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Statistical Committee, Korean Pediatric Society, Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea
3Statistical Committee, Korean Pediatric Society, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University, College of Medicine
4Statistical Committee, Korean Pediatric Society, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University College of Medicine
5Statistical Committee, Korean Pediatric Society, Department of Pediatrics, Inha University College of Medicine
6Statistical Committee, Korean Pediatric Society, Department of Pediatrics, Dankook University College of Medicine
한국 소아 사망원인의 조사분석 연구
이하백1, 설준희2, 고영률3, 김종완4, 홍영진5, 김남수1, 이명익6
1대한소아과학회 통계위원회, 한양의대 소아과학교실
2대한소아과학회 통계위원회, 연세의대 소아과학교실
3대한소아과학회 통계위원회, 서울의대 소아과학교실
4대한소아과학회 통계위원회, 가톨릭의대 소아과학교실,
5대한소아과학회 통계위원회, 인하의대 소아과학교실
6대한소아과학회 통계위원회, 단국의대 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Ha Baik Lee, Email: 1
Abstract
Purpose
: Analyzing of the causes of childhood death will provide us with the basis to understand prevalent diseases and to make the best possible health plan according to the studies. The National Statistical Office(NSO) of Korea has released an annual report of nationwide death. However, it could have underestimated the death toll of children because of delayed or missing reports of infants who died during the neonatal period. The death reports by pediatricians at hospitals could compensate for the dropped number of infantile death reported by the NSO.
Methods
: We collected the death records for children under 15 years of age from the 136 secondary or tertiary referral hospitals over the country from January 1 through December 31, 1995. Then we tried to make a compilation of the records from both the NSO and our committee to finalize the cause of death.
Results
: According to the records of the 136 hospitals, the total number of childhood death was 3,900 in 1995, including 1,790 deaths in the first 28 days of life. Most deaths occurred in the hospital(89.0%), which were confirmed either by a pediatrician(6.2%) or by a pediatric resident(58.8%). We were compiling 6,735 deaths according to the NSO and 3,415 of our own, with 846 overlaps. Seventeen deaths recorded by the NSO occurred in the first 6 days of life, compared to 1,292 from our own. After the first year, 4,762 deaths recorded by the NSO and 790 of ours were observed.
Conclusion
: The death records from hospitals could be enough to compensate for the dropped number of neonatal deaths recorded by the NSO, depicting more accurately the real pattern of death for Korean children in 1995.
Key Words: Death, Cause, Korean children


METRICS Graph View
  • 2,499 View
  • 30 Download