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Original Article Burden of disease of major cancers assessment using years of lives with disability in Korea.
Seok Jun Yoon, Hye Jung Chang, Young Soo Shin
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1998;31(4):801-813
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1Department of Preventive Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Korea.
2Korea Institute of Health Services Management, Korea.
3Department of Health Policy and Management, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.

This study was carried out for the burden of disease of major cancers assessment using years of lives with disability in Korea. With the years of lives with disability, this indicator was applied in order to estimate burden of major cancer disease. For this work, We also estimated incidence rate, remission rate, case fatality rate, average age of onset, expected duration with disability in each cancer disease. As sources of information, national health insurance data and national mortality registration data were analyzed. The results of the study are as follows; The top five causes of the burden of major cancer disease are evaluated as stomach cancer, liver cancer, colon and rectum cancer , esophageal cancer, lung cancer in male. The top five causes of the burden of major cancer disease are evaluated as stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, uterine cervix cancer ovarian cancer in female. The process of evaluating the burden disease of major cancers in Korea has not finished with this paper. This study should be seen as the first in a series in Korea. It is necessary to analyse with more accuracy the assumptions behind the methodology.

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