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The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in eleven year-old korean adolescents: a 3 year epidemiological study

Authors
 Jin-Young Lee  ;  Seong-Hwan Moon  ;  Han Jo Kim  ;  Moon Soo Park  ;  Bo-Kyung Suh  ;  Ji Hoon Nam  ;  Jae Kyun Jung  ;  Hwan-Mo Lee 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.55(3) : 773-778, 2014 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2014
MeSH
Child ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Prevalence ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Scoliosis/epidemiology*
Keywords
11-year-old adolescents ; Idiopathic scoliosis ; Korea ; prevalence
Abstract
PURPOSE: School screening allows for early detection and early treatment of scoliosis, with the purpose of reducing the number of patients requiring surgical treatment. Children between 10 and 14 years old are considered as good candidates for school screening tests of scoliosis. The purpose of the present study was to assess the epidemiological findings of idiopathic scoliosis in 11-year-old Korean adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 37856 11-year-old adolescents were screened for scoliosis. There were 17110 girls and 20746 boys. Adolescents who were abnormal by Moire topography were subsequently assessed by standardized clinical and radiological examinations. A scoliotic curve was defined as 10° or more. RESULTS: The prevalence of scoliosis was 0.19% and most of the curves were small (10° to 19°). The ratio of boys to girls was 1:5.5 overall. Sixty adolescents (84.5%) exhibited single curvature. Thoracolumbar curves were the most common type of curve identified, followed by thoracic and lumbar curves. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis among 11-year-old Korean adolescents was 0.19%.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2014.55.3.773
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Moon, Seong Hwan(문성환)
Lee, Hwan Mo(이환모) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5405-3832
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/98525
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