Cause-specific mortality differences across socioeconomic position of municipalities in Japan, 1973-1977 and 1993-1998: increased importance of injury and suicide in inequality for ages under 75.

@article{Fukuda2005CausespecificMD,
  title={Cause-specific mortality differences across socioeconomic position of municipalities in Japan, 1973-1977 and 1993-1998: increased importance of injury and suicide in inequality for ages under 75.},
  author={Yoshiharu Fukuda and Keiko Nakamura and Takehito Takano},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={100-9}
}
BACKGROUND Socioeconomic inequality in health has been a major concern in public health. This study examined socioeconomic inequality in regional mortality and the impact on inequality by cause of deaths in 1973-1977 and 1993-1998 using municipal statistics in Japan. METHODS The municipalities across the country (N = 3244 in 1973-1977 and 3334 in 1993-1998) were classified into quintiles according to the index of socioeconomic position (SEP) obtained by principal component analysis of… CONTINUE READING

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