Table 1

Prevalence of diseases related to this study (%)

Area 1*Area 2Area 3Area 4Boryeong Islands
DiseaseMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
Asthma22.020.415.411.79.610.48.77.623.827.9
Allergy
 Rhinitis41.434.625.220.223.910.620.215.942.640.2
 Dermatitis19.625.05.16.19.44.72.44.410.115.0
 Conjunctivitis32.038.712.612.613.29.09.210.017.024.5
Mental disease
 PTSD32.934.67.07.12.93.14.63.210.813.5
 Depression23.329.98.814.88.814.05.311.621.325.2
  • *Area 1: less than 1.1 km away; area 2: 1.1–4.2 km away; area 3: 4.2–23 km away; area 4: more than 23 km from the contaminated coastline.

  • PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder.