OBJECTIVE: To determine insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) incidence rates for the first time in Seoul, Korea, from 1985 to 1988.
RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A mail survey was conducted among all hospitals, a total of 136, with > 80 beds in the Seoul area. Of these, (15.4%) hospitals reported patients with newly diagnosed IDDM.
RESULTS: The average incidence rate of IDDM from 1985 to 1988 was 0.70/100,000 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 0.55-0.89). When stratified by gender, the average incidence rate in boys was 0.58/100,000 (95% CI: 0.42-0.9), and in girls it was 0.78/100,000 (95% CI: 0.56-1.07). The age at onset was similar to that reported in other countries, i.e., more than 50% of the cases were diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 14. The incidence of IDDM increased in parallel with the age-group (0.4 < 5-9 < 10-14 years). Onset seasonality was also similar to that in other reported countries with the most cases occurring during the winter months and the least number of cases during the summer months.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence rate of IDDM in Seoul is the lowest reported in the world. This might be effectively considered a baseline incidence rate before exposure to environment or other risk factors. The similar pattern of onset characteristics in Korea to those in other countries suggests that the same etiological factors are operative.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
Total Visit :2,425,941
Total Download :1,023,905
Today View :70
Ajou University Medical Information & Media Center 164 Worldcup-ro Yeongtong-gu Suwon 16499 Korea / TEL : 031-219-5312 / FAX : 031-219-5314 Copyright (c) Ajou University Medical Information & Media Center All Rights Reserved. AJOU Open Repository는 국립중앙도서관 OAK 보급사업으로 구축되었습니다.