The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in eleven year-old Korean adolescents

A 3 year epidemiological study

Jin Young Lee, seonghwan moon, Han Jo Kim, Moon Soo Park, Bo Kyung Suh, Ji Hoon Nam, Jae Kyun Jung, Hwan Mo Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Purpose: School screening allows for early detection and early treatment of scoliosis, with the purpose of reducing the number of patients requiring surgical treatment. Children between 10 and 14 years old are considered as good candidates for school screening tests of scoliosis. The purpose of the present study was to assess the epidemiological findings of idiopathic scoliosis in 11-year-old Korean adolescents. Materials and Methods: A total of 37856 11-year-old adolescents were screened for scoliosis. There were 17110 girls and 20746 boys. Adolescents who were abnormal by Moiré topography were subsequently assessed by standardized clinical and radiological examinations. A scoliotic curve was defined as 10° or more. Results: The prevalence of scoliosis was 0.19% and most of the curves were small (10° to 19°). The ratio of boys to girls was 1:5.5 overall. Sixty adolescents (84.5%) exhibited single curvature. Thoracolumbar curves were the most common type of curve identified, followed by thoracic and lumbar curves. Conclusion: The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis among 11-year-old Korean adolescents was 0.19%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-778
Number of pages6
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

Fingerprint

Scoliosis
Epidemiologic Studies
Thorax
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Lee, Jin Young ; moon, seonghwan ; Kim, Han Jo ; Park, Moon Soo ; Suh, Bo Kyung ; Nam, Ji Hoon ; Jung, Jae Kyun ; Lee, Hwan Mo. / The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in eleven year-old Korean adolescents : A 3 year epidemiological study. In: Yonsei medical journal. 2014 ; Vol. 55, No. 3. pp. 773-778.
@article{440c2d7a35534b529561194543d484e0,
title = "The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in eleven year-old Korean adolescents: A 3 year epidemiological study",
abstract = "Purpose: School screening allows for early detection and early treatment of scoliosis, with the purpose of reducing the number of patients requiring surgical treatment. Children between 10 and 14 years old are considered as good candidates for school screening tests of scoliosis. The purpose of the present study was to assess the epidemiological findings of idiopathic scoliosis in 11-year-old Korean adolescents. Materials and Methods: A total of 37856 11-year-old adolescents were screened for scoliosis. There were 17110 girls and 20746 boys. Adolescents who were abnormal by Moir{\'e} topography were subsequently assessed by standardized clinical and radiological examinations. A scoliotic curve was defined as 10° or more. Results: The prevalence of scoliosis was 0.19{\%} and most of the curves were small (10° to 19°). The ratio of boys to girls was 1:5.5 overall. Sixty adolescents (84.5{\%}) exhibited single curvature. Thoracolumbar curves were the most common type of curve identified, followed by thoracic and lumbar curves. Conclusion: The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis among 11-year-old Korean adolescents was 0.19{\%}.",
author = "Lee, {Jin Young} and seonghwan moon and Kim, {Han Jo} and Park, {Moon Soo} and Suh, {Bo Kyung} and Nam, {Ji Hoon} and Jung, {Jae Kyun} and Lee, {Hwan Mo}",
year = "2014",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3349/ymj.2014.55.3.773",
language = "English",
volume = "55",
pages = "773--778",
journal = "Yonsei Medical Journal",
issn = "0513-5796",
publisher = "Yonsei University College of Medicine",
number = "3",

}

The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in eleven year-old Korean adolescents : A 3 year epidemiological study. / Lee, Jin Young; moon, seonghwan; Kim, Han Jo; Park, Moon Soo; Suh, Bo Kyung; Nam, Ji Hoon; Jung, Jae Kyun; Lee, Hwan Mo.

In: Yonsei medical journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, 01.01.2014, p. 773-778.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in eleven year-old Korean adolescents

T2 - A 3 year epidemiological study

AU - Lee, Jin Young

AU - moon, seonghwan

AU - Kim, Han Jo

AU - Park, Moon Soo

AU - Suh, Bo Kyung

AU - Nam, Ji Hoon

AU - Jung, Jae Kyun

AU - Lee, Hwan Mo

PY - 2014/1/1

Y1 - 2014/1/1

N2 - Purpose: School screening allows for early detection and early treatment of scoliosis, with the purpose of reducing the number of patients requiring surgical treatment. Children between 10 and 14 years old are considered as good candidates for school screening tests of scoliosis. The purpose of the present study was to assess the epidemiological findings of idiopathic scoliosis in 11-year-old Korean adolescents. Materials and Methods: A total of 37856 11-year-old adolescents were screened for scoliosis. There were 17110 girls and 20746 boys. Adolescents who were abnormal by Moiré topography were subsequently assessed by standardized clinical and radiological examinations. A scoliotic curve was defined as 10° or more. Results: The prevalence of scoliosis was 0.19% and most of the curves were small (10° to 19°). The ratio of boys to girls was 1:5.5 overall. Sixty adolescents (84.5%) exhibited single curvature. Thoracolumbar curves were the most common type of curve identified, followed by thoracic and lumbar curves. Conclusion: The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis among 11-year-old Korean adolescents was 0.19%.

AB - Purpose: School screening allows for early detection and early treatment of scoliosis, with the purpose of reducing the number of patients requiring surgical treatment. Children between 10 and 14 years old are considered as good candidates for school screening tests of scoliosis. The purpose of the present study was to assess the epidemiological findings of idiopathic scoliosis in 11-year-old Korean adolescents. Materials and Methods: A total of 37856 11-year-old adolescents were screened for scoliosis. There were 17110 girls and 20746 boys. Adolescents who were abnormal by Moiré topography were subsequently assessed by standardized clinical and radiological examinations. A scoliotic curve was defined as 10° or more. Results: The prevalence of scoliosis was 0.19% and most of the curves were small (10° to 19°). The ratio of boys to girls was 1:5.5 overall. Sixty adolescents (84.5%) exhibited single curvature. Thoracolumbar curves were the most common type of curve identified, followed by thoracic and lumbar curves. Conclusion: The prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis among 11-year-old Korean adolescents was 0.19%.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84898758680&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84898758680&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3349/ymj.2014.55.3.773

DO - 10.3349/ymj.2014.55.3.773

M3 - Article

VL - 55

SP - 773

EP - 778

JO - Yonsei Medical Journal

JF - Yonsei Medical Journal

SN - 0513-5796

IS - 3

ER -