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.