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Statistical Observation for Pediatric Inpatients.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1984;27(1):1-8.
Published online January 31, 1984.
Statistical Observation for Pediatric Inpatients.
Keun Chan Sohn, Sung Sook Cho, Kwang Chan Doh, Yong Choi, Ki Sub Chung, Dong Hyuk Kum, Sung Taek Kim
The Statistics Committee of Korean Pediatric Association
소아과 입원환자에 대한 통계적 관찰
손근찬, 조성숙, 도광찬, 최 용, 정기섭, 금동혁, 김성택
대한소아과학회 통계위원회
We observed patients admitted to the department of Pediatrics of 24 general hospitals in Korea during the past five years from Jan. 1976 to Dec. 1980 and classified them, by year & disease according to the International Classification of Disease by W.H.O.(1965 Revision). The results were as follows: 1)The total number of pediatric inpatients was 138,136 with about 10% yearly increase except the period of 1979(about 40% of increase). 2)Infectious and parasitic disease were the most frequent(29.1%), followed by respiratory tract disease(23.9%) and perinatal disease(14.9%). 3)Major leading causes of hospitalization were pneumonia (11.8%), diarrheal disease (10.3%), hyperbilirubinemia and post maturity, upper respirctory tract infection, immaturity, acute bronchitis and bronchiolitis, nephritis, infectious hepatitis, congenital heart disease & intestinal obstruction in the order of frequency. 4) There was yearly increase in the number of inpatients but no significant change in the distribution of diseases and the leading causes of hospitalization during the past 5 years.
Key Words: Statistics, Pediatric inpatient

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