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Yo Han Lee 4 Articles
The Economic Burden of Epilepsy in Korea, 2010
Jaehun Jung, Hye-Young Seo, Young Ae Kim, In-Hwan Oh, Yo Han Lee, Seok-Jun Yoon
J Prev Med Public Health. 2013;46(6):293-299.   Published online November 28, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2013.46.6.293
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Objectives

The purposes of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of epilepsy and to estimate the cost of epilepsy in Korea, 2010.

Methods

This study used a prevalence based approach to calculate the cost of epilepsy. Claims data from the Korean national health insurance and data from the Korea health panel, the Korea National Statistical Office's records of causes of death, and labor statistics were used to estimate the cost of epilepsy. Patients were defined as those who were hospitalized or visited an outpatient clinic during 2010 with a diagnosis of epilepsy (International Classification of Diseases 10th revision codes G40-G41). Total costs of epilepsy included direct medical costs, direct non-medical cost and indirect costs.

Results

The annual prevalence of treated epilepsy was 228 per 100 000 population, and higher in men. The age-specific prevalence was highest for teenagers. The total economic burden of epilepsy was 536 billion Korean won (KW). Indirect cost (304 billion KW) was 1.3 times greater than direct cost (232 billion KW). By gender, the male (347 billion KW) were more burdened than the female (189 billion KW). The estimated cost in young age younger than 20 years old was 24.5% of the total burden of epilepsy.

Conclusions

A significant portion of the economic burden of epilepsy is borne by people in young age. To reduce the economic burden of epilepsy, effective prevention and treatment strategies are needed.

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    Ji Woong Lee, Jung-Ae Kim, Min Young Kim, Sang Kun Lee
    Epilepsy & Behavior.2022; 126: 108459.     CrossRef
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    Piniel Melkamu, Yaregal Animut, Amare Minyihun, Asmamaw Atnafu, Mezgebu Yitayal
    Risk Management and Healthcare Policy.2021; Volume 14: 2385.     CrossRef
  • Cost–benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and impact of antiepileptic drugs on the risk of fracture in patients with epilepsy: A nationwide cohort study
    Hsin-Hsuan Cheng, Pei-Tseng Kung, Bo-Ren Wang, Li-Ting Chiu, Wen-Chen Tsai
    Epilepsy & Behavior.2020; 103: 106851.     CrossRef
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    EunJin Ahn
    Korean Journal of Anesthesiology.2020; 73(3): 205.     CrossRef
  • Epilepsy in Asia: Disease burden, management barriers, and challenges
    Eugen Trinka, Patrick Kwan, ByungIn Lee, Amitabh Dash
    Epilepsia.2019; 60(S1): 7.     CrossRef
  • The Present and Future of Vagus Nerve Stimulation
    Jeyul Yang, Ji Hoon Phi
    Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society.2019; 62(3): 344.     CrossRef
  • Costs of informal nursing care for patients with neurologic disorders
    Freya Diederich, Hans-Helmut König, Claudia Mietzner, Christian Brettschneider
    Neurology.2018; 90(1): 28.     CrossRef
  • The Economic Burden of Hepatitis A, B, and C in South Korea
    Changwoo Shon, Hyung-Yun Choi, Jae-Jun Shim, So-Youn Park, Kyung Suk Lee, Seok-Jun Yoon, In-Hwan Oh
    Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases.2016; 69(1): 18.     CrossRef
  • A nationwide epidemiological study of newly diagnosed spine metastasis in the adult Korean population
    Seil Sohn, Jinhee Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Na Rae Lee, Eunjung Park, Ung-Kyu Chang, Moon Jun Sohn, Sung Hwan Kim
    The Spine Journal.2016; 16(8): 937.     CrossRef
  • The direct costs of epilepsy in Russia. A prospective cost-of-illness study from a single center in Moscow
    Alla Guekht, Maria Mizinova, Igor Kaimovsky, Oksana Danilenko, Elisa Bianchi, Ettore Beghi
    Epilepsy & Behavior.2016; 64: 122.     CrossRef
A Strategy Toward Reconstructing the Healthcare System of a Unified Korea
Yo Han Lee, Seok-Jun Yoon, Seok Hyang Kim, Hyun-Woung Shin, Jin Yong Lee, Beomsoo Kim, Young Ae Kim, Jangho Yoon, Young Seok Shin
J Prev Med Public Health. 2013;46(3):134-138.   Published online May 31, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2013.46.3.134
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This road map aims to establish a stable and integrated healthcare system for the Korean Peninsula by improving health conditions and building a foundation for healthcare in North Korea through a series of effective healthcare programs. With a basic time frame extending from the present in stages towards unification, the roadmap is composed of four successive phases. The first and second phases, each expected to last five years, respectively, focus on disease treatment and nutritional treatment. These phases would thereby safeguard the health of the most vulnerable populations in North Korea, while fulfilling the basic health needs of other groups by modernizing existing medical facilities. Based on the gains of the first two phases, the third phase, for ten years, would prepare for unification of the Koreas by promoting the health of all the North Korean people and improving basic infrastructural elements such as health workforce capacity and medical institutions. The fourth phase, assuming that unification will take place, provides fundamental principles and directions for establishing an integrated healthcare system across the Korean Peninsula. We are hoping to increase the consistency of the program and overcome several existing concerns of the current program with this roadmap.

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  • Non-Communicable Diseases and Transitioning Health System in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea during COVID-19 Lockdown
    Jin-Won Noh, Kyoung-Beom Kim, Ha-Eun Jang, Min-Hee Heo, Young-Jin Kim, Jiho Cha
    Healthcare.2022; 10(10): 2095.     CrossRef
  • Systematic review of evidence on public health in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    John J Park, Ah-Young Lim, Hyung-Soon Ahn, Andrew I Kim, Soyoung Choi, David HW Oh, Owen Lee-Park, Sharon Y Kim, Sun Jae Jung, Jesse B Bump, Rifat Atun, Hee Young Shin, Kee B Park
    BMJ Global Health.2019; 4(2): e001133.     CrossRef
  • Awareness of Korean Unification and Health Care in Healthcare Professional Students
    Kyung Jin Jang, Yoon Ki Seoung, Su Hyun Yoon, Hye Seung Chumg, Soo Hyang Kim, You Lee Yang, Sang Hui Chu
    Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing.2016; 30(3): 456.     CrossRef
Overview of the Burden of Diseases in North Korea
Yo Han Lee, Seok-Jun Yoon, Young Ae Kim, Ji Won Yeom, In-Hwan Oh
J Prev Med Public Health. 2013;46(3):111-117.   Published online May 31, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2013.46.3.111
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This article evaluates the overall current disease burden of North Korea through the recent databases of international organizations. It is notable that North Korea as a nation is exhibiting a relatively low burden from deaths and that there is greater burden from deaths caused by non-communicable diseases than from those caused by communicable diseases and malnutrition. However, the absolute magnitude of problems from communicable diseases like TB and from child malnutrition, which will increase the disease burden in the future, remains great. North Korea, which needs to handle both communicable and nutritional conditions, and non-communicable diseases, whose burden is ever more increasing in the nation, can now be understood as a country with the 'double-burden' of disease.

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    Phillip J Hsu, Sangchul Yoon, Kee B Park
    World Journal of Pediatric Surgery.2024; 7(1): e000697.     CrossRef
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    Sung-mok Jung, Jaehun Jung
    Journal of Korean Medical Science.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Trends and patterns of North Korea’s disease burden from 1990 to 2019: Results from Global Burden of Disease study 2019
    Eun Hae Lee, Minjae Choi, Joshua Kirabo Sempungu, Yo Han Lee, Negar Rezaei
    PLOS ONE.2022; 17(11): e0277335.     CrossRef
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    Jin-Won Noh, Kyoung-Beom Kim, Ha-Eun Jang, Min-Hee Heo, Young-Jin Kim, Jiho Cha
    Healthcare.2022; 10(10): 2095.     CrossRef
  • Prediction of cardiovascular diseases mortality- and disability-adjusted life-years attributed to modifiable dietary risk factors from 1990 to 2030 among East Asian countries and the world
    Nawsherwan, Wang Bin, Zhang Le, Sumaira Mubarik, Guo Fu, Yan Wang
    Frontiers in Nutrition.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Trend of Disease Burden of North Korean Defectors in South Korea Using Disability-adjusted Life Years from 2010 to 2018
    Keun A Kim, Yoon-Sun Jung, Chae-Bong Kim, Ki-Beom Kim, Seok-Jun Yoon
    Journal of Korean Medical Science.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
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    Natacha U. Karambizi, Christopher S. McMahan, Carl N. Blue, Lesly A. Temesvari, Srinivas Goli
    PLOS ONE.2021; 16(10): e0259077.     CrossRef
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    Sejin Choi, Taehoon Kim, Soyoung Choi, Hee Young Shin
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2020; 17(24): 9346.     CrossRef
  • Perceptions of the Osteopathic Profession in New York City's Korean Communities
    Justin Chin, DO, Haeinn Woo, OMS-IV, Diane Choi, OMS-III, Emily Dube, MS, Mikhail Volokitin, MD, DO, Christine Lomiguen, MD
    Osteopathic Family Physician.2020; 13(1): 12.     CrossRef
  • Epidemiology survey of infectious diseases in North Korean travelers, 2015–2017
    Pengyu Han, Yanxia Teng, Xiuxin Bi, Jinge Li, Dianxing Sun
    BMC Infectious Diseases.2019;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Underestimated Burden: Non-Communicable Diseases in North Korea
    Shin Ha, Yo Han Lee
    Yonsei Medical Journal.2019; 60(5): 481.     CrossRef
  • Frequently covered diseases in North Korean internal medicine journal Internal Medicine [Naegwa]—Secondary publication
    Shin Ha, Yo Han Lee
    Science Editing.2019; 6(2): 99.     CrossRef
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    Hiroshi Nishiura, Hyojung Lee, Baoyin Yuan, Akira Endo, Andrei R. Akhmetzhanov, Gerardo Chowell
    International Journal of Infectious Diseases.2018; 66: 22.     CrossRef
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    European Journal of Public Health.2018; 28(5): 830.     CrossRef
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    Kyeong Jin Kim, Shin Ha, Yo Han Lee, Jung Hyun Noh, Sin Gon Kim
    Endocrinology and Metabolism.2018; 33(2): 268.     CrossRef
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    Alice Unah Lee, Heidi Linton, Marcia Kilsby, David C. Hilmers
    Gut and Liver.2018; 12(6): 615.     CrossRef
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    Markus Unnewehr, August Stich
    Journal of Korean Medical Science.2015; 30(11): 1584.     CrossRef
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    John Grundy, Elizabeth Hoban, Steve Allender
    Health Systems.2015; 4(2): 124.     CrossRef
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    John Grundy, Beverley-Ann Biggs, David B. Hipgrave
    PLOS Medicine.2015; 12(12): e1001929.     CrossRef
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    Espen Bjertness, Ahmed Ali Madar
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Reliability of Self-Reported Information by Farmers on Pesticide Use.
Yo Han Lee, Eun Shil Cha, Eun Kyeong Moon, Kyoung Ae Kong, Sang Baek Koh, Yun Keun Lee, Won Jin Lee
J Prev Med Public Health. 2010;43(6):535-542.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2010.43.6.535
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OBJECTIVES
Exposure assessment is a major challenge faced by studies that evaluate the association between pesticide exposure and adverse health outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate the reliability of information that farmers self-report regarding their pesticide use. METHODS: Twenty five items based upon existing questionnaires were designed to focus on pesticide exposure. In 2009 a self-administrated survey was conducted on two occasions four weeks apart among 205 farmers residing in Gyeonggi and Gangwon provinces. For a reliability measure, we calculated the percentage agreement, the kappa statistics and the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) between the two reports according to the characteristics of the subjects. RESULTS: Agreement for ever-never use of any pesticide was 96.4% (kappa 0.61). For both 'years used' and 'age at the first use' of overall pesticides, high agreement was obtained (ICC: 0.88 and, 0.78, respectively), whereas those of 'days used' and 'hours used' were relatively low (ICC: 0.42 and, 0.66, respectively). The kappa value for the use of personal protective equipment ranged from 0.46 to 0.59, and hygiene activities came out at 0.19 to 0.37. The agreement for individual pesticide use ranged widely and there was relatively low agreement due to the low response rates. The reliability scores did not significantly vary according to gender, age, the education level, the types of crop or the years of farming. CONCLUSIONS: Our results support that carefully designed, self-reported information on ever-never pesticide use among farmers is reliable. However, the reliability of data on individual pesticide exposure may be unstable due to low response rates and needs to be refined.
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    NeuroToxicology.2019; 70: 12.     CrossRef
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