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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(8):10-18.
Published online August 1, 1991.
A clincal study of upper gastrointestinal diseases diagnosed bygastrofiberscope.
Byung Joo Kang, Seung Hoi Park, Min Ok Chang, Kyeong Soo Cheon, Hei Soon Park, Young Sik Kim
위내시경으로 진단된 상부 위장관 질환에 대한 임상적 고찰
강병주, 박승희, 장민옥, 박혜순, 김영식
울산의대 서울중앙병원 가정의학교실
In order to investigate the association between smoking, alcohol drinking and upper gastrointestinal diseases, we have retrospectively studied risk factors gastrofiberscopic features, clinical symptoms. The results are as follows.
1. The number of male patients is 543(53.1%) and that of female patients is 480(46.9%).
2. Of the study population, 30-39 age group is 34.3%, 40-49 age group is 33.6%, 50-59 age group is 15.4%, 20-29 age group is 8.5%, and above 60 age group is 8.1%.
3. In view of risk factors listed, both smoking and alcohol drinking group is 322(31.5%), only smoking group is 96(9.4%), only alcohol drinking group is 74(14.4%), both nonsmoking and non-alcoholic group is 458(44.8%).
4. The patients with symptoms are 750(73.3%) and those without symptoms are 273(26.7%).
5. In gastroscopic finding, normal group(52.7%) is more than abnormal group(47.3%); there was gastritis(31.5%), duodenal ulcer(4.5%), gastric ulcer(4.1%), gastric cancer(0.8%) in frequency of disease.
6. Male was significantly more than female in risk factor but there was no statistical association between age group and risk factors.
7. Smoking and alcohol drinking group, only smoking group, only alcohol drinking group were significantly more than non-smoking, non-alcohol drinking group in frequency of gastritis, gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, respectively, but smoking and alcohol drinking group has no statistical difference in upper GI disease relative to only smoking group and only alcohol drinking group.
8.There was no statistical difference in diagnoses of upper gastrointestinal diseases whether symptom is present or not.


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