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Table 4 Age-standardized prevalence of selected chronic diseases among women by occupational groups in three Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys

From: Prevalence and changes in chronic diseases among South Korean farmers: 1998 to 2005

   1998   2001   2005  
  Cases ASP (95% CI)a Cases ASP (95% CI) Cases ASP (95% CI) Change (95% CI)b
Arthritis
Farmers 536 17.7 (15.8, 19.8) 301 18.9 (16.3, 21.9) 374 21.9 (18.9, 25.2) 4.2 (0.6, 7.8)
Manual 182 15.0 (12.8, 17.5) 189 14.7 (12.6, 17.1) 256 16.4 (14.4, 18.5) 1.4 (-1.7, 4.5)
Non-manual 213 10.2 (8.7, 11.9) 212 11.4 (9.0, 14.3) 267 17.2 (15.1, 19.5) 7.0 (4.2, 9.8)
Totalc 2,084 13.6 (12.9, 14.3) 1,863 13.0 (12.4, 13.7) 2,536 17.2 (16.5, 17.8) 3.6 (2.6, 4.5)
Intervertebral disc disorders
Farmers 106 4.1 (3.3, 5.1) 60 4.8 (3.5, 6.7) 125 9.9 (7.7, 12.5) 5.8 (3.6,7.8)
Manual 36 2.0 (1.4, 2.9) 48 3.7 (2.6, 5.3) 99 5.6 (4.4, 7.3) 3.6 (1.9, 5.3)
Non-manual 49 4.4 (3.7, 5.3) 88 3.3 (2.5, 4.2) 151 5.1 (3.8, 6.6) 0.7 (-1.0, 2.3)
Total 433 2.9 (2.7, 3.3) 450 3.1 (2.8, 3.4) 941 6.6 (6.1, 7.1) 3.7 (3.1, 4.2)
Hypertension
Farmers 115 4.0 (2.9, 5.3) 104 5.8 (4.6, 7.4) 230 17.4 (11.8, 25.0) 13.4 (8.7, 18.4)
Manual 55 3.6 (2.5, 5.0) 109 8.1 (6.2, 10.4) 211 14.2 (12.1, 16.5) 10.6 (8.0, 13.2)
Non-manual 63 4.6 (3.2, 6.4) 142 7.1 (5.8,8.7) 231 14.5 (12.3, 17.0) 9.9 (7.0, 12.8)
Total 454 4.8 (4.4, 5.2) 877 9.3 (8.8, 10.0) 1,373 13.9 (13.4, 14.4) 9.1 (8.5, 9.8)
Chronic lung diseases
Farmers 60 2.2 (1.4, 3.3) 16 0.9 (0.4, 2.2) 15 0.8 (0.5, 1.4) -1.4 (-2.7, 0.0)
Manual 22 1.5 (0.9, 2.3) 16 1.0 (0.6, 1.6) 13 0.7 (0.4, 1.2) -0.8 (-1.5, -0.1)
Non-manual 30 0.8 (0.5, 1.2) 34 1.0 (0.7, 1.6) 27 0.9 (0.6, 1.6) 0.1 (-0.5,0.7)
Total 259 1.7 (1.5, 2.0) 155 1.1 (0.9, 1.3) 138 0.9 (0.8, 1.1) -0.8 (-1.1, -0.4)
Asthma
Farmers 31 0.8 (0.5, 1.3) 18 1.0 (0.6, 1.5) 14 1.1 (0.6, 2.0) 0.3 (-0.5, 1.0)
Manual 13 0.8 (0.5, 1.4) 15 1.4 (0.6, 3.4) 35 2.1 (1.4, 3.2) 1.3 (0.3, 2.3)
Non-manual 27 0.9 (0.6, 1.6) 26 1.2 (0.7, 1.9) 37 1.5 (1.0,2.3) 0.6 (-0.3, 1.4)
Total 193 1.3 (1.1, 1.5) 198 1.4 (1.2, 1.7) 277 1.9 (1.7, 2.2) 0.6 (0.3, 1.0)
Cancer
Farmers 7 0.2 (0.1, 0.5) 6 0.5 (0.2, 1.4) 5 0.3 (0.1, 0.8) 0.1 (-0.2, 0.4)
Manual 3 0.2 (0.1, 0.6) 6 0.3 (0.1, 0.8) 12 0.6 (0.3, 1.1) 0.4 (-0.01, 0.8)
Non-manual 8 0.7 (0.3, 1.7) 11 0.3 (0.2, 0.6) 21 0.8 (0.4, 1.5) 0.1 (-0.7, 0.9)
Total 59 0.4 (0.3, 0.6) 95 0.7 (0.6, 0.9) 142 1.0 (0.8, 1.2) 0.6 (0.3, 0.8)
Diabetes Mellitus
Farmers 43 1.7 (0.9, 3.1) 41 2.9 (1.9, 4.5) 46 2.6 (1.8, 3.8) 0.9 (-0.7, 2.6)
Manual 13 1.3 (0.7, 2.4) 44 2.8 (2.0, 4.1) 53 2.9 (2.2, 3.8) 1.6 (0.5, 2.7)
Non-manual 25 1.1 (0.7, 1.7) 48 3.1 (2.2, 4.3) 65 5.1 (4.0, 6.6) 4.0 (2.6, 5.5)
Total 288 2.0 (1.8, 2.3) 486 3.4 (3.1, 3.8) 702 4.7 (4.4, 5.1) 2.7 (2.3, 3.2)
Cataract/glaucoma
Farmers 44 1.6 (1.0, 2.4) 27 1.3 (0.9, 2.0) 64 3.6 (2.6, 5.0) 2.0 (0.8, 3.3)
Manual 11 1.0 (0.3, 3.0) 17 1.5 (0.8, 2.7) 54 4.4 (3.1, 6.3) 3.4 (1.5, 5.5)
Non-manual 14 1.2 (0.4, 3.2) 18 1.1 (0.6, 1.7) 36 3.9 (2.3, 6.7) 2.7 (0.3, 5.2)
Total 238 1.6 (1.4, 1.9) 242 1.7 (1.5, 2.0) 610 4.0 (3.7, 4.4) 2.4 (2.0, 2.8)
  1. aAge-standardized prevalence and 95% confidence intervals
  2. bPrevalence change from 1998 to 2005 and 95% confidence intervals
  3. cTotal population included farmers, manual workers, non-manual workers, and others