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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 24(4); 1981 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1981;24(4): 505-13.
A Statistical Study of Otitis Media in Korea
Chong Sun Kim, MD, Sun O Chang, MD, Hyun Su Park, MD, Tai Kwon Cho, MD, Si Young Jhun, MD, Tae Hwal Sunoo, MD, Ki Chul Shin, MD, Chul Hee Lee, MD, Won Woung Park, MD, Young Won Park, MD, Young Sik Choo, MD, and Man Kee Paik, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea
韓國人 中耳炎에 對한 有病率調査
金宗善 · 張善吾 · 朴賢秀 · 趙泰權 · 全時瑛 · 鮮于大活 · 申基哲 · 李哲熙 · 朴元雄 · 朴永源 · 朱永植 · 白萬基
서울大學校 醫科大學 耳鼻咽喉科學敎室
ABSTRACT

The prevalence rate of otitis media in Korean population was surveyed from 4,855 subjects. They were from 1,079 families residing in 23 different areas throughout Korea. This survey was done from March through June, 1981. The following results were obtained from this study. Otitis media was detected in 4.6% of the population studied. This would suggest that among the total 38,123,775, population, 1,751,025 people have some type of otitis media. The otitis media is subdivided into acute otitis media, 0.1%; middle ear effusion, 1.51%; and chronic otitis media, 3.48%. There was no sex related difference in prevalence rate of otitis media. Otitis media was found most commonly in 40-55 year old age group. Serous otitis media was observed more often in the age group of under the 15 year old with 2.04%, and chronic otitis media was more frequent over 35 year old group with 6.2%. In chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma type was 12%, active type was 36%, and perforated type was 70%.

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