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Long-term mortality of patients with tuberculosis in Korea

Authors
 S C Park  ;  M J Kang  ;  C H Han  ;  S M Lee  ;  C J Kim  ;  J M Lee  ;  Y A Kang 
Citation
 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE, Vol.24(5) : 492-498, 2020-05 
Journal Title
 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TUBERCULOSIS AND LUNG DISEASE 
ISSN
 1027-3719 
Issue Date
2020-05
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Long-term mortality following tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in Korea remains unclear.METHODS: The present study used data from the National Health Insurance Service database, an extensive health-related database including most Korean residents. TB patients were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision coding (A15-19, U88.0-88.1) and the type of anti-TB drug(s) between 2003 and 2016. Long-term mortality and causes of death in TB patients were analysed.RESULTS: A total of 357 211 individuals had TB over the period from 2003 to 2016 and 103 682 died. The mean age of the cohort was 54.7 ± 20.7 years, and 59.8% were male. The survival probability of TB patients at 1, 5, and 10 years after diagnosis was 87.8%, 75.3%, and 63.3%, respectively. High mortality and TB-related death rates were especially prominent in the early stages after TB diagnosis. The overall standardized mortality ratio of TB patients to the general Korean population was 3.23 (95% confidence interval 3.21-3.25).CONCLUSION: Mortality in TB patients was especially high in the early stages of disease after TB diagnosis, and mostly due to TB. This figure was approximately three-times higher than the mortality rate in the general population.
Full Text
https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iuatld/ijtld/2020/00000024/00000005/art00005
DOI
10.5588/ijtld.19.0324
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kang, Young Ae(강영애) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7783-5271
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/179285
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