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Overview of Korean Community Health Survey

Title
Overview of Korean Community Health Survey
Author
최보율
Keywords
Korean Community Health Survey; Community-based cross-sectional survey; Health behaviors
Issue Date
2012-01
Publisher
대한의사협회
Citation
대한의사협회지(Journal of the Korean Medical Association), 2012, 55(1), P.74-83, 10P.
Abstract
In 2008, the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) initiated Korean Community Health Survey (KCHS), the first nationwide survey to provide data that could be used to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate community health promotion and disease prevention program. This community-based cross-sectional survey has been conducted by 253 community health centers, 36 community universities and 1,500 interviewers. The KCHS standardized questionnaire is developed jointly by KCDC staff, a working group of health indicators standardization subcommittee and 16 metropolitan cities and provinces with 253 regional sites. The KCHS was administered by trained interviewers and the quality control of KCHS was improved by introduction of computer-assisted personal interview in 2010. The questionnaire was reviewed annually so that revised and/or new questions could be added based on public health policy. The additional questions included the fixed and rotating cores, emerging issues and optional modules. The standardized questionnaire of KCHS covered a wide variety of health topics, which could be used to assess the prevalence of personal health behaviors related to causes of disease. The KCHS data allows that the differences of health issues among provinces can be directly compared. Furthermore, the provinces can use these data for their own cost-effective health interventions to improve health promotion and disease prevention.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/DOIx.php?id=10.5124/jkma.2012.55.1.74
ISSN
1975-8456; 0023-4028
DOI
10.5124/jkma.2012.55.1.74
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