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Table 4 Distribution of occupational cancer claims and approvals by age of diagnosis and duration from employment to diagnosis

From: Occupational cancer claims in Korea from 2010 to 2016

  Total Claims Approvals
Cases % Cases %
Age of diagnosis (years) a
  < 20 2 0.2   
 20–29 45 3.5 4 0. 8
 30–39 136 10.5 27 5.3
 40–49 304 23.4 75 14.8
 50–59 444 34.2 158 31.2
 60–69 232 17.9 141 27.8
 70–79 115 8.9 86 17.0
  > 80 21 1.6 16 3.2
Duration from employment to diagnosis (years) b
  < 1 136 10.5 32 6.3
  > 1, < 5 242 18.6 52 10.3
  > 5, < 10 192 14.8 51 10.1
  > 10, < 15 133 10.2 47 9.1
  > 15, < 20 122 9.4 52 10.3
  > 20, < 25 160 12.3 65 12.8
  > 25, < 30 127 9.8 78 15.4
  > 30, < 35 80 6.2 51 10.1
  > 35, < 40 48 3.7 34 6.7
  > 40 59 4.5 45 8.9
Total 1299 100.0 507 100.0
  1. This is the result of analyzing 1299 claim cases for occupational cancer from 2010 to 2016 provided by the Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL)
  2. aAverage was 53.0 years (Standard deviation 12.5); bAverage was 14.9 years (Standard deviation 12.8)