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Prevalence and Related Factors of Clonorchiasis among Five Major Riverside Residents in South Korea
Chun Mi Kim, Kyung Ja June, Shin Hyeong Cho, Kyung Soon Park, Hung Sa Lee, Ji Yeon Park
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2016;27(4):346-357.   Published online December 31, 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2016.27.4.346
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PURPOSE
This study attempted to investigate the prevalence and related factors of Clonorchiasis among five major riverside residents in South Korea.
METHODS
This study is descriptive research, nationwide survey, and the subjects are 23,492 residents selected by convenience sampling. Data collection was conducted between March 1 and June 30, 2011, and stool collection and questionnaire survey were conducted by affiliated public health centers in 38 cities and Gun's.
RESULTS
The prevalence rates of Clonorchiasis in the five major riversides were as follows: the Guem River 15.2%; the Nakdong River 11.9%; the Seomjin River 10.9%; the Han River 5.7%; and the Yeongsan River 3.9%. The prevalence rates were shown to be significantly high among people who had highly frequent experiences of eating and cooking freshwater raw fish, were diagnosed with liver and/or biliary tract diseases, and drank less than once a month.
CONCLUSION
These results suggest that it is necessary to improve awareness of Clonorchiasis and provide intensive public health education for the riverside residents. And the target groups should be set up by reflecting the characteristics of at-risk groups, and it is necessary to prepare customized strategies for prevention and management of Clonorchiasis.

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