Korean J Fam Pract. 2018; 8(4): 629-633  https://doi.org/10.21215/kjfp.2018.8.4.629
The Relationship between Differences in Properties of Health Examination Examinees and Diagnosis Rate by a Quarter of a Year: Data from Health Examination Center of a General Hospital in Yeosu, Jeollanam Province in 2015
Seung-Hyun Lee*, Jung-Il Kwon, Gun-Yong Lee, Tai-Jin Choi, Ha-Jeon Shin
Department of Family Medicine, Yochonchonnam Hospital, Yeosu, Korea
Seung-Hyun Lee Tel: +82-61-690-6000, Fax: +82-61-684-5516 E-mail: badajigi@hanmail.net ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0779-1127
Received: July 7, 2017; Accepted: July 30, 2017; Published online: August 20, 2018.
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Background: A national health examination program is available throughout the Republic of Korea. This study was conducted to determine thedifference in the rate of health examination examinees by a quarter of a year and to analyze the influencing factors. We hope that this study providesadequate data for improving to determine the difference in the rate of individuals undergoing the health examinations by a quarter of a year.
Methods: We analyzed data from the health examination center of a general hospital in Yeosu, Jeollanam province in 2015. In this study, age, sex,eligibility, stomach disease diagnosis rate, and colon disease diagnosis rate of 7,882 participants among regional policyholders and employeedependents were analyzed using cross analysis and the chi-square test.
Results: In the fourth quarter, the rate of health examination examinees in their 40s and 50s was higher than that of examinees in their 70s and 80s. Inthe fourth quarter, the rate of health examination examinees in the normal and non-examined stomach disease group were higher than that in thebenign stomach disease group.
Conclusion: Differences in the rates of health examination examinees were observed in the fourth quarter based on age and stomach diseaseexamination results. However, we need a national study that includes variable characteristics of examinees and target diseases.
Keywords: Mass Screening; Early Detection of Cancer; Diagnosis
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