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Title The atlas of health inequalities in Japan / edited by Tomoki Nakaya, Yuri Ito
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020
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Descript 1 online resource (xxix, 343 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Global perspectives on health geography, 2522-8005
Global perspectives on health geography
Note Chapter 1 -- Introduction. Chapter 2 -- The shape of Japan: methods and data. Chapter 3 -- Death across life courses. Chapter 4 -- Cancer deaths. Chapter 5 -- Deaths from cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases. Chapter 6 -- Other major causes of death. Chapter 7 -- Synthesis
This new health atlas of Japan presents a series of maps about the health of the contemporary Japanese population, i.e. detailed maps of health indicators in small areas using cartograms. This is the first comprehensive small-area based health atlas about contemporary Japan using vital statistics from 1995-2014. Each map is supplemented with concise explanations written by leading epidemiologists and health geographers in Japan. The book employs various cutting-edge methods in spatial epidemiology, Bayesian spatial smoothing for the reliable mapping of mortality indices, advanced cartographic transformations using the concept of aerial cartograms, and summary statistics of socioeconomic health inequalities. The atlas highlights geographical aspects of social gradients in health by comparing mortality maps with distribution of deprivation index during the recent long-lasting economic stagnation period of Japan known as the lost decades. This health atlas will be a useful resource for international comparisons between Japan and other advanced countries in terms of health and related socioeconomic disparities between regions. It will be of interest to public health practitioners, administrators, researchers and students working on health geography and public health
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Medical geography -- Japan -- Atlases
Public health -- Japan -- Atlases
Medical Geography
Health Informatics
Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
Health Economics
Health Services Research
Alt Author Nakaya, Tomoki, editor
Ito, Yuri, editor
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