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Volume 24, Number 2—February 2018

Trends in Infectious Disease Mortality, South Korea, 1983–2015

Young June Choe, Seung-Ah Choe, and Sung-Il ChoComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA (Y.J. Choe); Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea (Y.J. Choe, S.-I. Cho); CHA University, Pocheon-si, South Korea (S.-A. Choe)

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Table 2

Leading causes of death from infectious disease, South Korea, 1983–2015

Rank 1983
Infectious disease No. deaths Mortality rate* Infectious disease No. deaths Mortality rate*
1 Tuberculosis 7,853 23.7 Respiratory tract infections 15,030 19.5
2 Respiratory tract infections 5,286 15.1 Sepsis 3,045 4.0
3 Intestinal infections 1,314 4.3 Tuberculosis 2,209 3.0
4 Central nervous system infections 1,244 3.1 Intestinal infections 670 1.0
5 Vaccine-preventable diseases 509 1.1 Viral hepatitis 667 1.0

*Age-standardized mortality rate (deaths/100,000 population).

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