Table 2

Excess incidence caused by the oil spill (unit: number of persons)

Area 1*Area 2Area 3Boryeong IslandsTotal
DiseaseMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
Asthma47344924123153972223229891099
Allergy
 Rhinitis83972945348120920735335418551770
 Dermatitis60668714615894321161389621014
 Conjunctivitis857104029421410118311319013651627
Post-traumatic stress disorder109210541332220†07610613001381
Depression83858126616965572011491370956
  • *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

  • †No difference between area 3 and reference area.