Elderly in Korea

According to data from the Korea National Statistics Office, the major health problems of Korean elders in Korea include:

  • 1. Circulatory Disease: hypertension, cerebrovascular accident, coronary heart disease.
  • 2. Cancer: stomach, liver, cervix, breast.
  • 3. Endocrine Diseases: diabetes mellitus.
  • 4. Dementia
  • 5. Respiratory: pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • 6. Musculoskeletal Disease: osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures.