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The Statistical Observations for Pediatric Inpatients (1971-1990)

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1993;36(5):615-625.
Published online May 15, 1993.
The Statistical Observations for Pediatric Inpatients (1971-1990)
Hwa Ja Kim, Yong Min Jung, Sang Kyu Park, Ho Jin Park, Mi Ja Shin, Suk Chul Kang
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul Red Cross Hospital, Seoul, Korea
소아과 입원환자에 대한 통계적 관찰 (1971-1990)
김화자, 정용민, 박상규, 박호진, 신미자, 강석철
서울 적십자병원 소아과
We observed the patients admitted to the department of pediatrics Seoul Red Cross Hospital during the past twenty years from Jan. 1971 to Dec. 1990 The results were as follows: 1) The total number of pediatric inpatients during 20 years was 15,800, of which 9,683 were male, 6,117 were female and male to female ratio was 1.58:1 2) On age distribution, neonates and infants less than 1 year of age were 6,224 cases (39.4%). 3) Monthly distribution of the inpatients showed the highest incidents in October. 4) Infectious and parasitic diseases were 4,759 cases (30.1%) and respiratory tract diseases, 3,556 cases (22.5%) and disease of these two group occupied more than one half of total admission. 5) Major 10 leading causes of hospitalzation were diarrheal disease (14.2%), con vulsion (7.0%), acute bronchiolitis (6.8%), pneumonia, tuberculosis, URI, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, prematurity and low birth weight infant,acute glomerulonephritis and laryngitis in the order of frequency. 6) There was marked decrease in the number of the admitted patients with typhoid fever, bacillary dysentery, tuberculous meningitism hepatitis, pyogenic meningitis, rheumatic fever, and acute glomerulonphritis, But the patients with URI, bronchial asthma, neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and Kawasaki disease have increased
Key Words: Statistics, Pediatric inpatients

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