Volume 75, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


To evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of infection, an epidemiologic survey was performed (3,169 residents; age range: 30–87 years; mean age = 59; 1,973 women) in three areas with different mortality rates of cholangiocarcinoma. prevalence was 2.1% in Chuncheon, 7.8% in Chungju, and 31.3% in Haman, where cholangiocarcinoma incidence rate was 0.3, 1.8, and 5.5 per 100,000 persons, respectively. Of the four major risk factors for (male sex, alcohol consumption, raw freshwater fish intake, and area of residence), area was the strongest. Efforts to discourage raw freshwater fish intake, treat egg carriers, and protect water sources from contamination should be strengthened in the Republic of Korea.


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  • Received : 02 Jan 2006
  • Accepted : 14 Mar 2006
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