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Global Perspectives on Health Geography

The Atlas of Health Inequalities in Japan

Editors: Nakaya, Tomoki, Ito, Yuri (Eds.)

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  • Presents maps depicting the contemporary health of the Japanese population
  • Discusses various cutting-edge methods in spatial epidemiology
  • Highlights geographical aspects of social gradients in health
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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.

About the authors

Dr. Tomoki Nakaya is a Professor of Environmental Geography in the Department of Frontier Science for Advanced Environment at Tohoku University, Japan. Dr. Nakaya has authored about 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, over 40 book chapters, and co-edited 3 volumes. His research interests include statistical modelling and GIS in human geography, spatial epidemiology, and health GIS. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22707-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 176,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-22706-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Atlas of Health Inequalities in Japan
Editors
  • Tomoki Nakaya
  • Yuri Ito
Series Title
Global Perspectives on Health Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22707-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22707-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22706-7
Series ISSN
2522-8005
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 343
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 335 illustrations in colour
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